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Chicago / Mayoral Election #288724

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Harold Washington's win of Democrat mayoral primary over Mayor Jane Byrne and Richard Daley examined. [WASHINGTON - encourages supporters.] [BYRNE - supports Washington.] Washington's 1977 bid for mayor recalled; his political career and legal difficulties discussed. Senator Alan Cranston's support for Washington and Walter Mondale's for Daley noted. [WASHINGTON - criticizes Mondale.] [Republican candidate Bernard EPTON - denies racial issue in campaign] [Analyst Walter JACOBSON - thinks black community beat Democrat machine.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Role of black voters in United States elecs. examined; Ronald Reagan's victory cited as example of catalyst to black community. [Washington campaign manager Pat CADDELL - notes black voters' attitude.] Incr. in number black elected officials since 1980 graphed on screen, discussed; Virginia's 1981 election with Charles Robb and upcoming Philadelphia mayoral race between Frank Rizzo and Wilson Goode discussed. Importance of black voters in Democratic party considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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