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Election `78 / Campaign `80 and Stassen #255797

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's expressed disappointment at voter turnout in elecs. noted. CBS News estimate of national voter turnout percentage stated. Slight wins by some candidates reported; exs. given are low margin of Illinois Representative Abner Mikva, South Dakota Republican Leo Thorsness slim lead over Democrat Tom Daschle in House race and vote in south Pennsylvania state legislature district
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Elec. of same number of Democrats and Republicans to Pennsylvania state house , with race that would have decided major ending in apparent tie vote, noted. Details given about unofficial returns from district in Adams Cnty., with regard to race between incumbent Kenneth Cole and Donald Moul. [COLE - describes impt. of 1 vote that would have broken tie.] [MOUL - is surprised, but will have to wait to see if mistakes have been made and go from there.] Outlook for Pennsylvania state legislature makeup given. Governor-elect. Richard Thornburgh mentioned.
REPORTER: Hal German (WHP-TV reporter)

(Studio) Early office-taking of 2 newly elected senators to replace appointees whose terms ended with election of new senate reported Minnesota Republican David Durenberger noted to take seat of Senator Muriel Humphrey and Alabama Democrat Don. Stewart said to take that of Senator Maryon Allen. Film shown. Earlier report on Max Heller's race for Congress in South Carolina against Carroll Campbell, reported by Roger Mudd, recalled. Jewish Heller's escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, arrival in South Carolina and business success there outlined; his election as mayor of Greenville 2 times mentioned. Heller's loss to Campbell stated. Republican Harold Stassen's announced candidacy for president, for 8th time, cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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