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Campaign 1984 / Illinois Senate Race #293918

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Illinois Senate race between incumbent Charles Percy and Representative Paul Simon featured; Percy recalled actively opposing Ronald Reagan's nomination in 1975. [Today, PERCY - praises Reagan's presidency.] [SIMON - criticizes Percy's sudden embrace of Reagan.] [PERCY - acknowledges unique experience with opponent Simon.] Focus of Simon's campaign described. [SIMON - promotes his leadership qualities.] [University of Chicago spokesperson David GREENSTONE - notes possibility of Reagan hurting Percy; explains.] Percy's emphasis on Simon's relationship with Walter Mondale mentioned; television commercials of each shown.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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