March 25, 1992 |
Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) has asked the Federal Election Commission for permission to use funds from his political action committee to pay legal costs incurred by his son during an investigation of the so-called Keating Five scandal. In a letter to the FEC dated March 2, Bruce H. Turnbull, a lawyer representing Cranston, said the senator wants to reimburse lawyers for his son, Kim, with funds from the Committee for a Democratic Consensus, a PAC operated by the California Democrat.
July 18, 1989 |
Sen. Alan Cranston, already under fire for aiding Phoenix businessman Charles H. Keating in his battles with savings and loan regulators, said Monday that he solicited a $400,000 donation from Keating for a voter registration group formed by the senator's son. The California Democrat said he also asked Keating in 1987 and 1988 to donate a total of $450,000 to two other nonprofit, nonpartisan voter registration groups "because of my determination to do what I can to increase voter participation."
December 7, 1989 |
The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether voter registration groups that received millions of dollars solicited by Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) violated their tax-exempt status by engaging in partisan activity, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. IRS auditors in Los Angeles are looking into allegations that the ostensibly nonpartisan groups placed undue emphasis on registering more Democrats than Republicans.
October 22, 1989
It is the inescapable spiral of modern political campaigns: Costs mount, rules grow tighter on fund raising and spending, politicians develop ever more ingenious ways to skirt restrictions. And, when it comes to ingenious fund-raising devices, Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston of California is in the vanguard.
January 1, 2001 |
Alan Cranston, the California Democrat and fierce crusader for nuclear arms control whose 24-year career in the U.S. Senate ended in 1993 under the cloud of the Keating savings and loan scandal, died Sunday at his home in Los Altos Hills. He was 86. He was found slumped over a sink at the family compound in the Bay Area community by his son, Kim. The cause of death was not immediately known. Although the former senator had been feeling ill the last few days, "he had been in good health.
October 14, 1989 |
Common Cause called Friday for investigations of Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and four other senators on charges that they improperly interfered with a federal investigation of troubled Lincoln Savings & Loan in Irvine after receiving big contributions from its owner. The influential citizens lobby asked the Senate Ethics Committee and the Justice Department to look into the actions of the five senators on behalf of Charles H. Keating Jr.