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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Vice President / Bentsen #116745

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 13, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Appearance at NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention of new Democrat team of Governor Michael Dukakis and Senator Lloyd Bentsen reported; scenes shown. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) exec. director Benjamin HOOKS -comments on Jesse Jackson.] [BENTSEN - says he and Dukakis will make difference to American] [Bucks Cnty., Pennsylvania, representative Joe HUNTER, Los Angeles, California, representative Elaine CROCKER -criticize method of selection of vice president cand.] [DUKAKIS - explains trying to contact Jackson about his vice president choice.] [BENTSEN - praises Jackson.] Problems Dukakis faces in dealing with Jackson reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unpredictability of Jackson's agenda noted. Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Brit Hume) Continue of Jackson's campaign reported [JACKSON - suggests he might compete for vice president on convention floor; says progressive wing of Democratic party is not yet included; hopes for communication from Dukakis camp.] Suggestion that Jackson wants apology from Dukakis from way he was notified of choice of Bentsen as candidate for vice president detailed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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