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Campaign '92 / Bush vs. Clinton / Perot #138163

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 26, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Morton Dean) Ross Perot's story that a Republican dirty tricks plan caused him to withdraw from the presidential race in July examined. [PEROT - says they were going to smear his daughter before her wedding and disrupt the wedding.] [On July 16, PEROT - explains why he is withdrawing.] Perot's criticism at his press conference of ABC's skepticism about his story of an attack on his house in the early 1970s noted. [Son Ross PEROT, Junior - recalls the attack on the Perot estate.] [Former Perot security staffer Harold BIRKHEAD - says he neither saw nor heard about any attack on the Perot property.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Perot about the White House's handling of the dirty tricks situation noted.

(Albuquerque: Brit Hume) Response from the camp of a campaigning President Bush to the dirty tricks accusations featured. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - calls Perot's theory crazy.] [White House Chief of Staff James BAKER - says Perot provided no evidence in support of serious charges.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bus tour campaign by Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton in North Carolina shown.

Dean, Morton;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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