Senate Hopeful in Florida Banks on His Role in Bankruptcy
Wall Street Journal (09/26/00) Vol. 13, No. 7 p.A28; McKinnon, John D.

Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.) has been enthusiastically supported by the banking industry in his run for the Senate, particularly by consumer-credit lenders such as MBNA and Bank One, which have a major interest in pending bankruptcy-overhaul legislation that he is involved with. While community banks and other small institutions have expressed concern with McCollum's coziness with much larger players, Tom Block, senior vice president of Chase, disagrees, saying, "I genuinely don't believe he's taken a position on bankruptcy because it's a good way to raise money."

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