CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 20, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's political trip to Rochester and Minneapolis, campaigning for Democratic candidates, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Saint Paul, Minnesota) Film of Hubert Humphrey at 1968 political convention shown. Humphrey role in Minnesota pols., especially in Democrat Farm and Labor party, recalled. 2 Senator seats and governor chair vacant. Split in Democrat Farm and Labor party feared. Pol. commercial played. Candidates include Wendell Anderson, said to be having hard time with race. [ANDERSON - recalls Humphrey.] Republican Rudy Boschwitz campaign against Anderson reported Film shown. [BOSCHWITZ - recalls Humphrey.] Race of Bob Short versus Dave Durenberger, for seat vacated by Muriel Humphrey, reported Short said not popular with liberals, having won nomination by slim margin over more popular candidate, Don. Fraser. [SHORT - claims stand against inflation won him the nomination.] Liberals "Stop Short" campaign noted. Fraser write-in said possibly sought. Walter Mondale campaigning for Short reported [MONDALE - endorses Short.] Durenberger characterized. [DURENBERGER - campaigns.] Governor Rudy Perpich campaign described. Al Quie characterized as Republican candidate for gov. Perpich thought now favored. Hubert Humphrey influence said still hoped for by Democrats
REPORTER: Bill Plante