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Senate Leadership Changes #294572

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 1984
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(Studio) Senator Robert Dole reported new Senate majority leader
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Majority leader election reviewed; contenders Dole, James McClure, Richard Lugar, Pete Domenici and Ted Stevens discussed. [SEN. - notes final ballot was between Dole and Stevens.] [Senator Howard BAKER - congratulates Dole.] Dole's pol. career mentioned. [DOLE - jokes about his 1988 presidential aspirations; cites need to lower federal deficit.] [Senator Paul LAXALT - anticipates Dole having to change his style now.] Implications of Dole's election for conservatives' effort to take over Senator noted; Richard Lugar mentioned new chairperson of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Senator Jesse Helms' response to remaining as Agriculture Committee chairperson rather than assuming chair of For. Relations Committee quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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