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Election `78 / Massachusetts #255277

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 27, 1978
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(Studio) "Boston Herald-American" poll with regard to Massachusetts governor election reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Lack of party loyalty in governor race noted; Republican Peter Fuller support of Democratic governor candidate stated; Democrat Barbara Ackerman support of Republican gov. candidate noted. [ACKERMAN - says people looking for someone trustworthy.] [Republican chairperson Gordon NELSON - discusses confusion of party loyalties.] Upset by Edward J. King of Michael Dukakis in Democratic primary recalled. [KING - says supports capital punishment.] Frank Hatch candidacy on Republican ticket stated. [HATCH - says Massachusetts politics suddenly different.] Republican Lloyd B. Waring support of King cited. [WARING - says is still Republican at heart.] [Republican William CASEY - says will support King for his anti-abortion position.] Senator Edward Kennedy's mild endorsement of King noted. [NELSON - agrees it's strange election year]
REPORTER: Morton Dean (WNAC-TV newstape)

(Studio) Mrs. Hatch's defense of home with shotgun, following King TV commercial, explained.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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