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Campaign '92 / The Democrats / Brown vs. Clinton #140330

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 27, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Morton Dean) Democratic Party's concerns about Jerry Brown's persistent criticism of fellow presidential candidate Governor Bill Clinton examined; campaign scenes shown. [BROWN - says Clinton is not electable.] [Democratic National Committee chairman Ron BROWN - says Brown's approach will not help beat President Bush.] [Jerry BROWN - says he won't muzzle his campaign.] [Senator Tom HARKIN - calls Brown's camp destructive.] [Senator Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN - says Brown's flat tax would kill Social Security.] [Political writer Charles COOK - analyzes Democrats.] View that Brown's emphasis on the character issue will damage the party reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Chris Bury) Clinton's need to focus on damage control due to the way Brown picks up issues raised by the newspapers, local TV and radio examined; example given of how media covered a complex issue, such as Clinton and a state ethics bill. [In Wisconsin, BROWN - attacks Clinton.] [CLINTON - responds.] Previous stories about Hillary Clinton's law firm and Clinton's ties to the chicken industry cited. [Political analyst Doug BALKIN - says Clinton's negative rating is going up.] [Last night, CLINTON - lashes out at AIDS activist heckler.]

Bury, Chris;
Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter

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