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Campaign `78 / Massachusetts Primary: Dukakis and Brooke / Republican Tax Cut Blitz #259652

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1978
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(Studio) Impact of Prop. 13 issues in campaign `78 reported as evidenced by Massachusetts governor's ouster by candidate who had never before run for office.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Defeat of Governor Michael Dukakis by Edward J. King for Democratic nomination as governor detailed. Dukakis' 1974 campaign pledge against raising taxes, following tax hike and King's campaign on tax issue outlined. [DUKAKIS - says several unusu. currents now running thru public combined to give King victory.] [KING - says people have called for Prop. 13 in Massachusetts and he agrees.] Effect on governor's race by apparent Democratic and independent vote for Senator Edward Brooke in his close race with talk-show host Avi Nelson examined. [BROOKE - says his renomination states that there's room for liberals and moderates, as well as conservatives in Republican party] Brooke's family and financial problems mentioned; his support by some influential conservative Republicans noted. [Massachusetts Republican state chairperson Gordon NELSON - says conservative mood in country has put victory within their grasp.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Republican leaders' tax cut blitz begun with flight from Washington, DC to New York City and then to Philadelphia reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Details given about Republican leaders' plans for pushing idea of 33% tax cut over 3 years Their agreement to stick to that theme, even if reporters question about other issues like Camp David summit, noted. [Senator Howard BAKER - applauds President Carter's efforts at Camp David, but taxes and inflation issue is main theme in public mind and ought to be number one issue for fall.] Republicans' activities in New York City described. [Representative Jack KEMP - talks to woman.] [WOMAN - will vote Republican if tax rates cut.] Gathering at Brooklyn home of Frank and Maria Cinni mentioned. [WOMAN - asks how group can say taxes will be cut about 30%.] [Republican national chairperson Bill BROCK - says government now takes taxes and spends them reelecting selves.] Examination of New York City appearances by Republican leaders given.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Morton, Bruce
Duration:
00:05:10

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