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Election `78 #255779

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Outcomes of election `78 noted. GOP's slight gains against Democrats reported; is said to be usual in non-pres. election year Prop. 13-like tax cut measures' spread to 12 more states noted. Higher voter turnout predicted mentioned. Details of Democrat and Republican wins in senate and governor races listed. Tight races for both offices cited in Texas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dallas, Texas) Details about Republican governor candidate William Clements' successful campaign against Democrat John Hill given. [CLEMENTS - says Texans want clear-cut choice and he representatives that choice.] [HILL - says Clements' expenditures are unprecedented and have to be weighed as factor in election] Results of close senate race between incumbent John Tower and Representative Robert Krueger reported to be unknown until noon today. [TOWER - thinks election is harbinger of 2-party system in Texas.] Background of race between Tower and Krueger described. Krueger's expressed appreciation to workers with quote by Polonius in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" noted. [KRUEGER - gives quote, spoken by polonius to Laertes.] Democrats' continued control of state legislature and congress seats reported.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Other close races reported are: Virginia senate race between John Warner and Andrew Miller; New Hampshire senate race between Gordon Humphrey and Senator Thomas McIntyre; and West Virginia senate race between Senator Jennings Randolph and former Governor Arch Moore. Upcoming reports outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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