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Mississippi / Gubernatorial Race #292354

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Jackson, Mississippi) Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Evelyn Gandy featured; significance of her candidacy and her victory should she win explained. Films shown. Her loss of governor `s race to William Winter 4 years ago recalled. Gandy's current standing in runoff race with Bill Allain noted. [GANDY - discusses sex issue.] [Former Mississippi Republican chairperson Mike RETZER - notes political impact of Gandy's sex on race.] Importance of black vote to both cands. and divisiveness in that community over Gandy's former ties with known racist, former Senator Theodore Bilbo. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) state chairperson Aaron HENRY - notes Gandy claimed her political philosophy was shaped by Bilbo.] [Pol. scientist Ally MACK - considers that relationship forgivable; notes blacks in Mississippi supported Senator John Stennis.] [GANDY - wants to represent all Mississippians.] Census Bureau's assessment of Mississippi economy, illiteracy rate outlined.
REPORTER: Renee Ferguson

Dean, Morton;
Ferguson, Renee

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