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Campaign '88 / Bush / Robertson / Super Tues. #318025

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush reported insisting that his concerns were expressed regarding Iran/Contra scandal in "Washington Post" columnist Mary McGrory's article. Cands. Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson reported trying to embarrass Bush in Michigan county convs. Report introduced.

(No location given, Michigan: Bob Schieffer) Bush reported refusing to answer questions regarding Iran/Contra scandal in New Hampshire. Bush noted changing story; President Reagan mentioned. [Senator Robert DOLE - says Bush answered questions.] "Washington Post "interview excerpts quoted on screen; Reagan, Secretary of State George Shultz and former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned. [BUSH - comments on Michigan delegate situation.] [ROBERTSON - says Bush's problems embarrass Republican party] Kemp and Robertson noted leading Bush in Michigan. [Republican activist Alan MAY - comments on race.] Scenes shown from Robertson campaign Michigan's political chaos discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Robertson's political campaign reported embarrassing Dole and Bush. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Lesley Stahl) Robertson's Iowa campaign featured; details given, scenes shown. [Reverend Kerry ECK - explains it's his Christian duty to work on campaign] Robert Dole noted leading Robertson in Iowa. [ROBERTSON - dismisses poll.] Iowa's religion right reported defeating Senator Dick Clark in 1978. [CLARK - comments on Robertson's chances.] Robertson mentioned winning straw poll. Senator Charles Grassley's letter endorsing Robertson shown and quoted on screen. [Bush supporter Mary Louise SMITH - says religion shouldn't be imposed upon pols.] Robertson noted trailing Dole.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Houston, Texas: Gary Reaves) Robert Dole, Alexander Haig and Pete Du Pont's qualifying petitions reported being checked for fraud by Texas Republican party in Houston; details given, scenes shown. FBI mentioned seizing petitions for further investigation. [Houston, Texas reporter Anne Marie KILDAY - comments on finding deceased father's name on du Pont's petition.] Southern Pol. Consulting Company reported hired by cands. to collect signatures. [SPC spokesperson Kevin BURNETTE - blames temporary employees.] SPC's negative ads. shown. [Newspaper columnist Molly IVINS - says SPC's work's scummy.] Dole noted warned to expect mudslinging from Bush campaign [Dole campaign spokesperson Van ARCHER - comments on petitions.] No. of forged signatures to disqualify cands. for Texas primary noted. [Texas Republican party spokesperson Karen HUGHES - explains situation if cands. disqualified.] Bush's advantage in Texas mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Dole campaign financial chairperson David Owen reported resigning due to allegations regarding Doles' fins. Dole quoted.

Rather, Dan;
Reaves, Gary;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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