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Campaign '88 / Republicans / Debate #113985

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 20, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Houston, Texas: Carole Simpson) Charges and countercharges among Republican cands. following Dallas, Texas, debate reported; scenes shown of Vice President George Bush campaign and of debate between Bush and Representative Jack Kemp. Reasons for absence of Pat Robertson and Senator Robert Dole from debate explained. [BUSH - discusses debate.] [At debate, KEMP - jokes about two-man race; comments on absence of Dole and Robertson from333

debate.] [ROBERTSON - campaigns.] [DOLE - says will debate Bush when field narrows.] Charges that Dole camp tried to scuttle Dallas debate reported [Kemp campaign director Charles BLACK - says Dole official said it would be best to duck debate.] Results of poll of Texas Republicans given.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Rumor from Dole aide that Bush campaign has offered to pay Kemp's campaign debt if latter will drop out of race and endorse Bush reported; denials by Bush and Kemp camps noted.

Serafin, Barry;
Simpson, Carole

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