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Texas / Republican Party #277189

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 02, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Dallas, Texas) Republican party's history and current status in Texas examined. [Governor Bill CLEMENTS - notes identification needs of Republican party and Texans.] President Reagan's showing there during president election recalled; Republican turnout in last 3 primaries and mass defections to Republican cause examined. [Former Democrats Judge Linda THOMAS, Judge Berlaind BRASHEAR - explain their reasons for switching ptys.] Related demographic information with regard to Houston's pol. climate considered. [Pol. pollster Lance TARRANCE - comments.] Impact of changing political tides on states representative reapportionment noted. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - calls for Democratic vote if one lives like a Republican.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Reporter(s):
Kroft, Steve;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:40

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