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'89 Elections #119912

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Significance of the off-yr. elecs. noted. Report introduced.

(Richmond, Virginia: Jim Wooten) Elec. of first black governor in United States in Virginia featured. [Governor-elect L. Doug. WILDER - says he's happy and that racial factor did not matter; discusses important of abortion issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Impt. of abortion issue in Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Ron Claiborne) Black candidate David Dinkins reported winning NYC mayoral election; details given of important of black vote to his win over Rudolph Giuliani. [DINKINS - comments.] [Pol. analyst Joe KLEIN - says race was key.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mayoral victories by black cands. Norman Rice in Seattle, WA, John Daniels in New Haven, Connecticut, Chester Jenkins in Durham, North Carolina, Mike White in Cleveland, Ohio, and Coleman Young in Detroit, Michigan, reported; scenes shown. [Andrew YOUNG - says most Americans are willing to move beyond skin color.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Response of President Bush and Republicans to election results reported [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - says we will lose on abortion issue.] [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - discusses the abortion position.] [Republican national chairperson Lee ATWATER - discusses Bush's support of main cands. in Virginia, New Jersey and NYC.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Voter decisions on a number of issues reviewed; details given of key losses to gay and lesbian groups in San Francisco, California, Irvine, California, and Concord, California. Durham noted backing smoking restrictions; Kansas City, Missouri, noted voting for sales tax for funds for war against drugs; San Francisco noted voting down proposition for new stadium for the Giants baseball team, while voters in Utah agreed to spend millions to try to get '98 Winter Olympics.

Claiborne, Ron;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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