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Campaign '92 / Perot Quits #142331

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 16, 1992
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(Madison Square Garden: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Morton Dean) Decision by undeclared candidate Ross Perot to quit the race featured; scenes shown from Dallas. [PEROT - says his chances of winning in the House are slim; says he spent ten million; compliments his volunteers.] Reaction of the volunteers noted.

(Madison Square Garden: Peter Jennings) Political scramble by both parties to attract the Perot supporters noted.

(Convention floor: Jim Wooten) Reaction of Democrats to Perot's withdrawal featured. [Democratic National Committee chairman Ron BROWN - says join our crusade.] [Governor Bill Clinton pollster Stan GREENBERG - comments.] [Two weeks ago, Clinton strategist David WILHELM - says a three-man race hurts President Bush.] [In California, Perot SUPPORTER, Clinton California state chairman John GARAMENDI, CLINTON - comment.]

(Madison Square Garden: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Wyoming: Brit Hume) Reaction of Republicans to Perot's quitting featured. [On phone, BUSH - says he called Perot.] The Bush strategy of not trying to offend Perot's ardent backers recalled. [Republican National Committee Rich BOND - comments.]

(Madison Square Garden: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on Perot voters' second choice cited.

Dean, Morton;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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