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Campaign '88 / Dukakis / Sasso #118030

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Return of John Sasso, longtime aide and advisor to Governor Michael Dukakis, to campaign staff reported Report introduced.

(Portland, OR: Ron Claiborne) Sasso's resignation last September after leaking "attack video" showing opponent Senator Joseph Biden's plagiarizing of speech by Britain's Neil Kinnock recalled; details given, scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - announces appointed of Sasso as campaign vice-chairperson] [SASSO - says he made error in judgment.] [DUKAKIS - reviews Sasso's resignation.] [Senator Dan QUAYLE - says this shows Dukakis campaign is in serious trouble.] Problems with Dukakis' campaign explained; details given.

(Studio: Barry Serafin; DC: Hal Bruno) Analysis of Dukakis' decision to rehire Sasso given; Dukakis-Sasso relationship compared to that of Vice President George Bush and James Baker.

Claiborne, Ron;
Serafin, Barry

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