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New Jersey Elections #277319

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 25, 1981
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(Studio) New Jersey gubernatorial race reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Belleville, New Jersey) Large number cands. noted. 21 said in race. Tommy Smith, John Degnan, Joseph Merlino, Robert Roe mentioned. Brendan Byrne quoted re: wide-open race. [MAN - speaks of governorship.] television commercials shown. Public financing credited for large number cands. [Robert ROE - says enough money involved to buy every policeman in New Jersey bullet-proof vest.] [Pat KRAMER - thinks low financial requirement lets too many in. ] [Media consultant Bob SQUIER - talks of big demand for services.] Commercial in which Tom Smith is endorsed by his dog shown. $5.2 million in tax $ said spent by 16 in race. television commercial of protest against tax-supported elecs. shown. ["The Record", Hackensack, New Jersey, Dick BENFIELD - notes lack of interest in race.] [Tom KEAN - says issues lost in crowd.] June 2 said election day. [WOMAN - asks what to do.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton (WNEW - television tape)

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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