ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Press release by forces of Vice President George Bush accusing Senator Robert Dole of "cronyism" reported Report introduced.
(Mason City, Iowa: Barry Serafin) campaign. by Republicans in Iowa featured. [DOLE - says staff working on catching up to Bush.] [BUSH - claims to be behind.] Stmts. by those leading campaigns. in Iowa noted. [Dole staffer Tom SYNHORST, Bush staffer Rich BOND - analyze race in Iowa.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Jim Wooten) Attempts by Democratic candidate Senator Paul Simon to catch Representative Richard Gephardt in Iowa reported; details given, campaign scenes shown; Simon's ad played. [SIMON - says last 5 days will determine outcome.] [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - says pols. is unpredictable business] Prospects for Jesse Jackson and Bruce Babbitt noted.