Calling Symington's proposal "so blatantly self-serving it is amazing," Larsen vowed to fight the measure in the legislature, where few members have publicly embraced the idea.
Symington has little room to maneuver as the 1994 campaign bears down.
He's lost his real estate fortune, he's facing an unknown financial liability if he loses his lawsuit with the federal Resolution Trust Corporation, his legal bills are steadily mounting, his campaign committees are foundering, the legislature appears reluctant to cut him a special fund-raising exemption and he still owes at least $1 million, plus interest, to his wife and mother.
Yoeman, for one, is keeping a stiff upper lip.
"We are looking forward to a very aggressive fund-raising year in 1993," he says.