CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming primary elecs. in 8 states on Tuesday noted. Report on race for Senate seat in New Jersey.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Princeton, New Jersey) Background on Republican Senator candidate Jeffrey Bell, who used to work for Ronald Reagan, given. [BELL - discusses high taxes.] [James BUCKLEY - endorses Bell.] Poll results noted showing Bell losing to Senator Clifford Case noted. Background on Case, include his high rating by Americans for Democrat Action, given. [CASE - speaks about getting federal money appropriated.] Republican need for strong candidate because of tough competition from Democrats outlined. Film shown. Democrat candidacy of Bill Bradley, Princeton grad, Rhodes scholar and former member of New York Knicks pro basketball team, reported [BRADLEY - talks about attracting business to New Jersey.] Other Democratic candidates, Alex Menza and Richard Leone, noted as having government experience that Bradley doesn't. [MENZA - isn't celebrity, doesn't have money or government on his side, but is only one with background and qualifications for job.] [LEONE - isn't celebrity, did things that seemed right, not because they were popular.] Details of campaigns of Menza and Leone, who has Governor Byrne s support, given. Leone's recognition problem as opposed to Bradley's fame noted. [WOMAN - asks who Leone is.] Outlook for race examined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Report on comeback try by ntly. known, political in Ohio state legislature race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Belmont, Ohio) Details given of Wayne Hays race for state legislature in Ohio. His resignation from House after Elizabeth Ray affair recalled. Films; shown. [HAYS - speaks to group about candidacy and abilities.] Former representative's health problems listed and his former position in national pols. described. [HAYS - discusses reasons for participation in state race.] [Ohio state rep. A. G. LANCIONE - wouldn't vote for Hays; doesn't think Hays should run.] Lancione's retirement from seat Hays campaigns for mentioned; reports that he's said he wouldn't have done so if he'd known of Hays' plans stated. [LANCIONE - says Hays involvement in Ray affair would degrade office.] Is stated that Ray affair is remembered, but that Hays is still man to beat in primary.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry
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