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Transition Money

The federal government normally sets aside money for the transition expenses of a new president. So President Clinton's successor is slated to receive five-point-three-million-dollars from the General Services Administration, along with the keys to now-empty offices for his transition team. But with the outcome of this month's presidential election still being challenged, the GSA has said it will not release that money. That's prompted the campaign of Texas Governor George W. Bush to start raising private money so it can proceed with its transition plans. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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