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(Studio) Peoria, Illinois, unemployment rate noted.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(Peoria, Illinois) Representative Robert Michel's campaign for reelec. examined; his support of President Reagan's economy policies noted. [MICHEL - campaigns.] [Harry LUTZ - wants to vote Michel out of office as message to President Reagan about his economy stance.] [Bradley Univ. spokesperson Paul LERMACK - thinks local residents feel ignored by administration] Caterpillar Tractor layoffs following Reagan administration's ban of Caterpillar equipment to USSR noted. [Carroll IMIG - speaks of farmers' plight.] Michel said hurt by redistricting plan; details given. [CONSTITUENT - chastises Michel for not answering letter.] Michel's opponent Doug Stephens examined. [STEPHENS- blames Michel for spearheading insensitive economy programs through Congress] Michel's campaign advantages described. [IMIG - praises Michel.] [Bank vice president Ray NEWMANN - praises Michel's campaign efforts.] [MICHEL - campaigns.] Possible outcome of race discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Kuralt, Charles;
- Rather, Dan
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