CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 26, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Illinois gubernatorial race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Report on Illinois race for governor between former north Illinois United States attorney James Thompson and former Illinois secretary of state and political ally of Mayor Richard Daley, Michael Howlett. Backgrounds of both noted. [THOMPSON - says people of Illinois don't want 1 man running state pols.] [HOWLETT - says opponent claims independence but is really backed by millionaires and corps.] Because of charges of being on steel company's payroll as secretary of state, Howeltt booed in Carbondale, Illinois, usually Democrat stronghold. Daley has been drawn into battle. [DALEY - says he's never asked pound of flesh from anyone he's supported and won't of Howlett.] Backers of 2 candidates noted. [WORKER - asks man if he's registered voter and if he's decided how he'll vote.] [MAN - says he's registered and will vote Democrat] President Ford and Jimmy Carter concerned with regard to results of this election and what it can do for or against them. Pol. experts in Illinois say ticket-splitting so common it'll be every man for himself.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels