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Election 1984 / Labor Endorsement / Hispanic Vote #292700

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 09, 1983
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(Studio) AFL-CIO reported advancing date for endorsing presidential candidate for 1984 elec. Former Vice President Walter Mondale said expecting to get endorsement. President Reagan reported possibly to announce aid to people in southwest during time Hispanic leaders meet in Texas to organization voter registration drive.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Antonio, Texas) Report on pols.' attempts to get Hispanic vote and importance of this voting bloc. Vice President George Bush's appearance at Texas meeting noted to counter appearance by Senator Ted Kennedy and give Republican presence at mtg. [BUSH - comments.] Mexicans, Cubans and Puerto Ricans noted making up most of group, which is fastest growing ethnic group. Hispanic local vote pattern noted to be Democrat; unpredictable nationally. [Republican pollster Lance TARRANCE - comments on importance of Hispanic vote.] Hispanic political presence in San Antonio, Denver, and Chicago, where Hispanic vote said to equal Harold Washington's victory margin, stated. Films shown. [Voter registration project spokesperson William VELASQUEZ - comments.] Potential impact on electoral vote in Texas and California noted. [Pol. consultant Lyn NOFZIGER - comments.] President Reagan and Republican national committee wooing of Latin/Hispanic vote described. [MAN - talks on phone.] Role of black and labor vote considered. [TARRANCE - comments.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen (KMGH-TV film)

Rather, Dan

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