ABC Evening News for Friday, May 08, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Possible implications of Gary Hart's withdrawal from 1988 presidential race for other Democrat contenders Jesse Jackson, Bruce Babbitt, Joseph Biden, Richard Gephardt, Albert Gore, Junior, Paul Simon, Michael Dukakis considered; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS, GEPHARDT - cite inability to determine front-runner at this time.] [Former Democratic national committee chairperson John WHITE - agrees.] [SIMON - hopes Hart's supporters will now work for him.] [BIDEN - cites need for cands. to prove themselves.] Sam Nunn's possible cand. mentioned. [Pollster Geoffrey GARIN - notes potential for Mario Cuomo or Bill Bradley being courted now.] [CUOMO - remains committed to not running.] [Pol. consultant Robert SQUIER - offers advice to would-be cands.] [JACKSON - thinks determining front-runner is premature.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Democratic national chairperson Paul KIRK - discuss Hart controversy, implications for party]
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