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Cleveland / Mayoral Race #237940

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Cleveland mayoral campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cleveland, Ohio) Democrat Arnold Pinkney, 44, was insurance executive and assistant to ex-mayor, Carl Stokes. Now president of school board Incumbent is Republican, Ralph Perk, 61; seeking his 3rd 2-yr. term as mayor. Brought $200 million fed. aid to city and pulled city out of deficit. Pinkney criticizes Perk for rising crime rate and inept administration [PINKNEY - says 73% people feel crime is number 1 issue.] [PERK - cites 50% increase in crimes in schools. Asks how can Pinkney control street crime when he can't control school crime.] Race is not issue, but candidates appeal to ethnic groups. Pinkney shown dancing. [PERK - sings.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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