WASHINGTON - Another group of banks with thrift deposits is mounting a lobbying campaign to get its tab for the Savings Association Insurance Fund rescue reduced.

The 11th-hour campaign is being led by Gordon W. Campbell, chairman of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Mercantile Bank - one of the so-called Sasser banks. These are former thrifts that switched charters after 1989 and continue to pay premiums to the savings industry fund.

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