ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Presidential campaign in Texas featured; history of Texas as independent republic recalled; scenes shown from campaign [Vice President George BUSH - campaigns. in Texas.] Bush's issues that are selling well in Texas detailed. [In restaurant, TEXANS - talk about issues.] campaign. by Texas Republicans against Governor Michael Dukakis noted. [Bush campaign consultant Karl ROVE - criticizes liberals.] Pledge of Allegiance issue noted. [TEXANS - back pledge.] Gun control issue detailed; Dukakis ad shown. [TEXANS - want to keep their guns.] [Texas Democratic party spokesperson Ed MARTIN - predicts a backlash against Bush.] Texas reported voting to freeze its prison furlough program. Report introduced.
(Hays Cnty., Texas: Jim Wooten) Impt. of Senator Lloyd Bentsen's Democrat machine in Texas for Dukakis' chances explained; details given, scenes shown from rural Texas. [BENTSEN - campaigns.] [Texas Republican John WEAVER - comments.] [Rancher Dudley WEYERHAUSEN - praises Bentsen.] [Democrat strategist Greg HARTMAN - hopes to pick up points on election day.] [Dukakis Texas spokesperson Tom COSGROVE - likens election to old Westerns.] Lyndon Johnson and '60 campaign mentioned.
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