ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 16, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Primary efforts by Governor Michael Dukakis and Democrats in certain key states noted. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Barry Serafin) Impt. of California in campaign' 88 featured; campaign by Bush in San Joaquin Valley of California shown. [BUSH - says California could be key to election] [California Republican chairperson Bob NAYLOR - says no one wants to try to win without California.] [California Democrat chairperson Peter KELLY - talks about California vote.] Pol. demographics for California election outlined on screen. [DUKAKIS - campaigns. in Spanish.] Bush television ads. on crime issue shown. [DUKAKIS - campaigns. on environmental issue.] Intrusion of all-California baseball World Series into campaign noted. [FANS - comments.] Baseball metaphors applied to campaign '88.
(Dallas, Texas: Rebecca Chase) Impt. of Texas to campaign '88 featured; scenes shown. [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - says Democrats can win in Texas.] Dukakis- Bentsen ticket compared to that of John F. Kennedy-Lyndon Johnson in 1960; historical film shown. [University of Texas professor Kathleen JAMIESON - compares campaigns. of Johnson and Bentsen.] campaign. by both Bentsen and Bush in Texas recalled. [BUSH - campaigns.] Bush TV ad with Chuck Yeager shown; Dukakis TV ad shown. Possibility that Texas will vote for Bush for president and for Bentsen for Senator mentioned.
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