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Maryland Primary / Senate Race #245964

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Maryland primary.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(MD) Ex-Senator Joseph Tydings trying to make comeback after 1970 defeat. Representative Paul Sarbanes also running. 6 others running in Maryland Democratic primary Senate race. Tydings' background noted. Tydings attributes 1970 loss partly to Watergate "dirty tricks." Tydings commercial shown. "Life "article in August 28, 1970, falsely accused Tydings of using his office to enhance personal fortune. Nixon aide Charles Colson leaked information on which article based. Tydings also feels his tries for tough gun-control legislature cost him the election. [TYDINGS - says will focus on handgun control.] Sarbanes' background noted. He gained national respect for his leadership during House Judiciary Committee hearings with regard to impeachment of Richard Nixon. July 26, 1974, film shown. [SARBANES - says people viewed him at work during impeachment hearings.] Tydings softens liberalism and presents self as fiscal conservative. Sarbanes says Tydings now sounds like a Republican Recent "Baltimore Sun" poll shows Sarbanes ahead of Tydings. Race considered toss-up.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Schieffer, Bob

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