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Election `78 #255761

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) Closing of polls in parts of Kentucky, Alabama, New Hampshire and Vermont noted. Weather across country reported; expected low voter turnout for off-yr. elecs. stated. Films shown. Projection of Kentucky Senator Walter Huddleston to retain seat against challenge by Republican nominee Louie Guenthner made. Elec. to one Alabama sen. seat of Democrat Howell Heflin over American Party challenger John Couch projected; seat said to be that left vacant by retirement of Senator John Sparkman. Elecs. of Senator J. Bennett Johnston and 7 congmen. in LA, due to their recing. over half votes in September primaries, and projections of other congress winners who face little or no opposition cited. CBS News-"New York Times" poll taken today noted; reports given about indications of California Governor Jerry Brown's lead over Republican opponent Evelle Younger.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Results of poll thus far in process reported, include election of Democrats over Republicans for Congress and attitudes on financial issues like fed. spending, Social Security tax increase and tax cuts. Indications that Republicans would have done better to stay with old platform, against government spending, than to advocate large tax cut outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Upcoming items noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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