ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Jim Wooten) Yesterday's elections reviewed; various scenes shown; only defeat of Senate incumbent Rudy Boschwitz by Paul Wellstone in Minnesota race mentioned. In the three key governor races, Lawton Chiles noted defeating incumbent Florida Governor Bob Martinez, Ann Richards beating Clayton Williams in Texas and Senator Pete Wilson winning over Dianne Feinstein in California. Two independents Lowell Weicker, in Connecticut, and Walter Hickel, in Alaska, said winning gubernatorial elections. Impact of tax issue on Michigan Governor James Blanchard's losing and on presidential hopes of New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Importance of abortion issue in Florida governor's race, Senate race in Iowa, a Congressional seat in Virginia and other races reported.
(Studio: Lynn Sherr) Voter motivation as revealed by ABC News poll analyzed; poll graphics shown. Impact of state economies on governors' races where Kay Orr lost in Nebraska, John Engler beat the incumbent in Michigan, William Weld won in Massachusetts, and Mario Cuomo (New York) won by narrower margin than expected noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Defeat of environmental propositions in California, where Big Green lost, and in Washington, Missouri and New York reported. Passing of propositions to limit terms of office in California, Kansas City and Colorado noted. In Arizona, plans for a governor's race runoff and voters' defeat of proposal to make Martin Luther King's birthday a state holiday, which resulted in commissioner of NFL (National Football League) calling for '93 Super Bowl football game to be played somewhere else, reported.