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Campaign '88 / Democrats / Vice President / Jackson / Bentsen #116772

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 14, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Suggestion that ex-pres. Jimmy Carter mediate Democratic party problems noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Tensions between camps of Governor Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson as a result of vice president selection featured; details given, scenes shown. [Democratic national party chairperson Paul KIRK - says Jackson wants to be sure that he will be involved.] Jackson reported talking with Dukakis and his aide Paul Brountas. [JACKSON - says issue is not an apology, but his relationship to the team.] Scenes shown of Jackson bus caravan en route to Atlanta, Georgia.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Arlington, Texas: Ken Kashiwahara) Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Texas political, profiled. [DUKAKIS - intros. Bentsen as vice president] [Democrat fundraiser Jess HAY - says Bentsen is strongest political figure in Texas.] Nature of Bentsen's political machine, inherited from Lyndon Johnson and John Connolly, detailed; scenes shown. [Dallas Democratic party spokesperson Sandy KRESS, Texas Republican party spokesperson Jim OBERWETTER, Texas attorney general Jim MATTOX - talk about Bentsen.] Results of Texas poll on presidential race with and without Bentsen given.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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