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Campaign `78 / South Carolina House Race #255088

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 1978
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(Studio) Major Campaign `78 focus in South Carolina elecs. on Senate race between Strom Thurmond and challenger Charles Ravenel noted. Report is on House race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Spartanburg, SC) Report on campaign between Jewish immigrant Max Moses Heller and Carroll Campbell for congress seat in Greenville, SC, district Heller's immigration to United States from Hitler's Germany with help of Greenville resident Mary Mills, now Mrs. John Roberson, detailed. Heller's meeting with Mills in Vienna while she and others were on European tour and later appeal to her to help him noted. Mrs. Roberson's grandfather reported as founder of Mills Textile plant; her help to Heller and his subsequent life in Greenville outlined. Is mentioned that his sister Josephine accompanied him from Germany. Photos and newspaper articles shown. [Mrs. ROBERSON - says she and Heller waltzed a lot in Vienna.] Details of campaign for House given. [Democratic candidate HELLER - feels proud and humble to be here.] Campbell's making point of own background as lifelong resident of area, in television spots stated. television ad for Campbell shown. GOP candidate Campbell's positions reported [CAMPBELL - says just being nice fellow isn't enough. Compares this race to that entered for president by George McGovern.] Heller's positions and style of campaigning described. [HELLER - believes what is needed is people who can think, not just rattle off figs.] 3rd candidate in race, tow truck operator Don Sprouse, mentioned. Outcome of race cited to possibly lie in voters' view of fed. government as friend or foe.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:50

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