Washington (Oct. 10, 2002) -- Democratic leaders have again called on President Bush to boot Securities and Exchange Commission Harvey Pitt from his post according to an Associated Press report.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D.-Mo., allege that the accounting industry continues to wield considerable influence on Pitt, citing his reported withdrawal of support for the candidacy of John Biggs to head the new accounting oversight board.

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