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'86 Vote / Elec. #100228

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Democratic national chairperson Paul KIRK - praises Democratic Senator wins in yesterday's elecs.] Democrat-Republican wins and losses yesterday outlined on screen, discussed.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Republicans' effort to interpret election defeat as victory featured; scenes shown. [President REAGAN - claims election was good news.] President's perception of events explained. [Earlier, REAGAN - asks voters' support.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - comments.] [Conservative Caucus spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - disagrees with White House interpretation.] [REAGAN - looks forward to new arrangement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Senator Robert Byrd noted new Senate majority leader; scenes shown. [BYRD - praises election results.] Outcome of Maryland campaign of Barbara Mikulski, Florida's Robert Graham, North Carolina's Terry Sanford, Georgia's Wyche Fowler, Alabama's Richard Shelby, South Dakota's Tom Daschle, North Dakota's Kent Conrad, Washington's Brock Adams, Nevada's Harry Reid, reported [MIKULSKI, SANFORD, SHELBY - comment.] [Senator George MITCHELL - praises cands.' competence.] Leadership of following cmtes. noted changing: Judiciary from Strom Thurmond to Edward Kennedy, For. Relations from Richard Lugar to Claiborne Pell, Armed Services from Barry Goldwater to Sam Nunn, Budget from Pete Domenici to Lawton Chiles, Appropriations from Mark Hatfield to John Stennis. Issues on which President Regan said expecting problems with Democratic Senator listed, explained.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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