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'96 Vote / The House / Gingrich / Washington State / Analysis #163235

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 27, 1996
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) The battle for the House of Representatives introduced.

(Atlanta: Karla Davis) Representative Newt Gingrich's campaign for a 10th term against Democratic challenger Michael Coles featured. [Newt SUPPORTER, GINGRICH, WOMAN, COLES - comment.] [In Friday's debate, GINGRICH - defends his record.]

(Seattle: Carol Lin) The Congressional races in Washington state in which six freshman representatives are fighting for their political careers featured; details given of Democratic strategies of linking their opponents to Gingrich; campaign ad shown. [Congressional candidates Jeff COOPERSMITH, Randy TATE - campaign.] [VOTER - comments.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(In his office: Jeff Greenfield) The reasons why the '94 Republican success in Congress actually led to President Clinton's apparent road to reelection detailed: (1) the lack of liberal opposition within the Democratic Party to Clinton; (2) the refusal of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell and other leading Republicans to run; (3) the shutdown of the federal government last fall; (4) Pat Buchanan's early success, which led to the Republicans rallying around Dole; (5) Dole's decision to quit the Senate.

Davis, Karla;
Greenfield, Jeff;
Lin, Carol;
Simpson, Carole

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