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Campaign '88 / Bush / Iran/Contra Issue #318358

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush reported promoting several versions of Iran/Contra scandal involvement. "Washington Post" noted asserting Bush's involvement in scandal greater than previously thought. CBS-"New York Times" poll discussed. Robert Dole and Gary Hart mentioned. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Eric Engberg) Gary Hart reported being Iowa front-runner. CBS-"New York Times" poll results illustrated. Cand. Paul Simon mentioned finishing behind Hart in Iowa. Other Democrat cands. listed on screen. [HART - says polls are boring.] [SIMON - comments on Hart.] Republican poll results illustrated. Dole noted ahead of Bush. Other Republican cands. listed on screen. Bush's involvement in Iran/Contra scandal discussed. [BUSH - says supported President Reagan.] [DOLE - comments on Bush.] Hart noted not gaining new supporters but renewing old ties. Donna Rice scandal mentioned. [Michael Dukakis supporter Reverend Gary JENKINS - comments on Hart.] Poll results regarding Hart given. Iowa Democrats quoted. Mario Cuomo mentioned.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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