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Campaign `78 / New Jersey Senate Race / Tax Issue #255024

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 1978
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(Studio) Effect of Prop. 13 tax revolt in California on elecs. across country noted. Report is on New Jersey senate race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Edison, New Jersey) Examination made of New Jersey senate race between former New York Knicks basketball star, Democrat Bill Bradley, and Republican Jeff Bell. [BRADLEY - thinks there's bond between self and people of New Jersey because people have shared with him.] Films of Bradley's ballgames shown. Bell's contention that high taxes are Democrat's fault and GOP's have answer noted. [BELL - says all taxes are too high.] Background on each man given; is reported that Bradley was Rhodes Scholar and that Bell defeated Senator Clifford Case in primary, worked for Ronald Reagan and wrote for "National Review." Statistics about each man listed. Tax relief issue in campaign outlined. [BELL - says tax reduction is way to put incentives back into society.] Bradley TV ad shown. Candidates' disagreement over Kemp-Roth bill cited. [BRADLEY - states opinion on effects of Kemp-Roth.] Bell's use of John F. Kennedy as conservative, as other Republicans in other states are doing, noted. Bell television ad shown; his alignment with Prop. 13 mentioned. Bradley reported favored in race.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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