WASHINGTON - In a politically charged speech Tuesday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Phil Gramm urged bankers to put their money where their mouths are on issues important to them and the country.

"I want to urge you in these remaining days of this election to put up your time and your talent and your money to try to affect the outcome of this election based on what you believe is in the interest of America," the Texas Republican said in a speech here at the American Bankers Association's annual convention.

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