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Campaign '88 / Hart #106923

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Concord, New Hampshire: Joe Bergantino) Return of Gary Hart to president election campaign by filing for New Hampshire primary reported [HART - says offers new ideas; explains return to race.] [May 8, HART - comments.] Events involving Hart and Donna Rice recalled; scenes shown. [Wife Lee HART - says doesn't care.] [HART - responds to question about what he wants for Christmas.] Hart shown campaigning in New Hampshire. [PEOPLE - respond to Hart's reentrance.] Problems facing Hart detailed. Governor Michael Dukakis, Iowa primary mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response to announcement by Senator Robert Byrd reported Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Response of other Democrat cands. to Hart's announcement reported [Bruce BABBITT, Jesse JACKSON, Representative Richard GEPHARDT, Senator Albert GORE, DUKAKIS, Senator Paul SIMON - discuss Hart.] [Ex-Hart campaign official John EMERSON - explains Hart's decision.] Former staff mbrs., include William Dixon, mentioned. [Democratic party chairperson Paul KIRK - says people will decide.] Kirk's off-camera position noted. [Ex-Democratic party chairperson John WHITE - says Hart outdoes Harold Stassen by running twice.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [ABC News political director Hal BRUNO - explains Hart's decision and its impact on other Democrat cands.]

Bergantino, Joe;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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