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Election `78 #255763

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) Offices and issues to be voted on today outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Is noted that, technically, 1st United States votes are cast in Guam, but, practically speaking, voting begins in 12 eastern states. Analysis given of races in eastern states; those mentioned are New York Governor Hugh Carey and Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso's bid for reelec.; Massachusetts senate race between Representative Paul Tsongas and Senator Edward Brooke; New Jersey senate race between Bill Bradley and Jeff Bell; Senator William Hathaway's attempt to retain seat representative Maine against challenge primarily from William Cohen; and Pennsylvania governor race between Pete Flaherty and Richard Thornburgh.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Question with regard to Midwest races.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Necessity for Republican to win Midwest races, in area traditionally Republican, in order to rebound for 1980 elecs. noted. Midwest races outlined are: Senator Charles Percy's efforts to keep Illinois seat against challenge from Alex Seith; Minnesota senate race between Senator Wendell Anderson, who was apptd. to unexpired term of Vice President Walter Mondale, and Rudy Boschwitz; and Ohio governor contest between incumbent James Rhodes and challenger, Lieutenant Governor Richard Celeste, Kansas senate race with potential for woman to win reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Some races in South called hot and expensive.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Changes in South noted. Lack of Wallace name on Alabama ballot and also of Senator John Sparkman's name mentioned; potential for increase in Republican vote in Alabama, with Sparkman's retirement and death of Senator James Allen stated. Chance for upset in Alabama senate race between Donald Stewart and Jim Martin reported In Mississippi, Senator James Eastland's retirement said to result in 3-way race among Charles Evers, Maurice Dantin and Thad Cochran. Texas senate race between incumbent John Tower and Representative Bob Krueger described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Analysis of races in west requested.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) California governor race between Governor Jerry Brown and Evelle Younger reported to be stepping stone for Brown to 1980 presidential campaign. Issues on ballots in many west states listed, include straw vote on ERA in NV. Republican hopes to pick up governor and senate seats in west after President Carter's defeat there in 1976 elec. stated; fading of these hopes in last month reported.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Further election coverage noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry;
Stahl, Lesley

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