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Campaign 1984 / North Carolina Senate Race #293848

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Raleigh, North Carolina) North Carolina Senate race between incumbent Jesse Helms and Governor James Hunt examined; econs. in both campaigns. discussed. television commercials of each cand. shown, discussed as illustrating race's bitterness. ["Raleigh News-Observer" ed. Claude SITTON - thinks campaign is dirtiest he's ever seen in state.] Voter groups courted by cands. described. [HELMS - accuses Hunt of being Mondale liberal.] Positions of ea on various issues outlined; Helms' description of himself as Reagan ally noted contradicted by his anti-Reagan 1983 record. Senator colleagues' negative description of Helms quoted. [HELMS - alleges Jesse Jackson conspired with Hunt for black voter registration.] [PREACHER - opposes abortion.] Dr. Jack Hudson said illustrating Helms' support among fundamentalist ministers. [SITTON - fears people of state have been divided against each other.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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