Clinton Church Event Was Political Fund-Raiser, Newspaper Charges.


President Bill Clinton's pre-election appearance at a Baltimore church was used as a political fund-raising opportunity by a Democratic member of Congress, the Los Angeles Times has charged.

Two days before the November election, Clinton spoke at Sunday morning worship services at New Psalmist Baptist Church, where he urged the more than 2,000 African-American parishioners to be sure to vote. Clinton mentioned the accomplishments of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pards Glendening as the incumbent and other prominent Democrats sat beaming in the pews.

The event was characterized by the news media as a political rally intended to ensure a large turnout of Democratic-leaning African-American voters. Americans United reported the incident to the Internal Revenue Service, charging that the rally violated the ban on partisan politicking by churches and other tax-exempt groups...

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