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Campaign 1976 / Indiana Senate Race #243057

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 25, 1976
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(Studio) 8 Senators retire this year; 33 seats at stake; 1 is in IN.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Indianapolis, IN) Report on IN Senate race between Senator Vance Hartke, who's behind in polls now, and former Indianapolis mayor and now university professor Richard Lugar. [IN political science professor Patrick McGEEVER - says Hartke running in basically Republican state and against strong Republican opponent and people not proud of Hartke's record.] Radio ads noted. (Lugar commercial played.) (Hartke ad played.) Lugar elected Indianapolis mayor when Nixon elected President [HARTKE - says Lugar enjoyed being called Nixon's favorite mayor.] [LUGAR - says Nixon never sided or made choice of favorites.] Ronald Reagan has campaigned for Lugar, acting Senate majority leader Robert Byrd for Hartke. Hartke's other problems noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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