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  The Trials of David Durenberger
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AuthorHays Gorey, Barbara Dolan
MediaWeekly News Magazine - TIME Magazine
News DateMonday, June 11, 1990 05:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionExcept for passing up a pay raise, there is nothing the Senate abhors more than sitting in judgment of one of its own. But unless Minnesota's errant Republican David Durenberger resigns in the next few weeks, the "world's most exclusive club" will soon face a wrenching choice: oust him or appear to condone repeated instances of rule evasion and lawbreaking.

Durenberger, 55, until recently was best known in Washington for a troubled domestic life and an erratic voting record that hewed to his party's line only about half the time. But in 1988, as he campaigned successfully for re- election, questions arose about a $100,875 book-promotion arrangement that apparently enabled him to skirt Senate rules limiting outside income.
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