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Elec. `79 / Chicago / Cleveland / Kansas City #262344

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1979
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(Studio) Chicago Democrats said to have dealt blow to old Daley political machine by ousting Mayor Michael Bilandic and nominating challenger Jane Byrne in primary election
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Background on Byrne's win over Bilandic, her positions and reaction among Cook Cnty. Democrat Central Committee members with regard to upset given. [BYRNE - comments.] [Committee member Edward QUIGLEY - says if Byrne wants his support, she'll have to come to him and to committee ] [Committee member George DUNNE - thinks they learned lesson - that real power stems from people.] Byrne's background as part of Daley machine, as commissioner under late Mayor Richard Daley and her firing by Bilandic outlined. Films and campaign ads for Byrne shown, as well as film of Bilandic's concession on Tuesday night. [BILANDIC - comments.] Republican primary winner Wallace Johnson said possibly last night's biggest winner, if Democrat power bosses decide to sacrifice Byrne's election in order to regroup over next 4 years
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry

(Studio) Cleveland voters' support for Mayor Dennis Kucinich's methods of saving city from financial ruin rather than those of city council reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cleveland, Ohio) [KUCINICH - thanks voters, via radio.] Voters' approval of tax increase and defeat of measure to sell city-owned election company, as Kucinich had asked, noted. [KUCINICH - comments.] Cleveland's financial troubles described and effect of election on situation examined.
REPORTER: Bob Faw

(Studio) Defeat of Kansas City Mayor Charles Wheeler in bid for 3rd term reported Mayoral cands., Democrat Bruce Watkins and Republican Richard Berkley, noted to have been city cnclmen.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Casselberry, Jackie;
Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob
Duration:
00:04:30

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