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Elec. '86 / Outcome #307622

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat-Republican gains and losses in yesterday's election illustrated on map, discussed.

(DC: Bob Schieffer) Outcome of following Senator campaigns. reported: Paula Hawkins, Robert Graham, John Glenn, Terry Sanford, Tom Daschle, Alan Cranston. [GRAHAM, GLENN, SANFORD, DASCHLE, CRANSTON - comment.] Details outlined on screen.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's interpretation of election results noted. [REAGAN - claims Republicans won in some areas.] Implications of election outcome for his campaign efforts noted. [Senator George MITCHELL - attributes Democrat victory to issues and quality of cands.] [Saturday, REAGAN - urges Republican support.] [Pollster Peter HART - considers significance of election] [Conservative activist Richard VIGUERIE - thinks Reagan will be "presidential dead duck" rather than lame duck for remainder of term.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Anticipated profile of Democrat-controlled Senator examined; scenes shown. [Senators Robert BYRD, John HEINZ - comment.] Following committee leadership changes noted resulting: from Jesse Helms to Patrick Leahy in Agriculture, Barry Goldwater to Sam Nunn in Armed Services, Robert Packwood to Lloyd Bentsen in Fin., Richard Lugar to Claiborne Pell in For. Relations and Strom Thurmond to either Edward Kennedy or Joseph Biden in Judiciary. [KENNEDY - cites implications for President; recalls Contra aid issue as example]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bruce Morton) Gubernatorial elecs. examined: William Clements in Texas, Bob Casey in Pennsylvania, Guy Hunt in Alabama. Exit poll results for Gary Hart, Mario Cuomo noted. No. House incumbents running for reelec. and number losing mentioned.

Jones, Phil;
Morton, Bruce;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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