CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Republicans Vice President George Bush and Robert Dole reported running close race. Jack Kemp, Pete du Pont and Pat Robertson mentioned. Democrats Michael Dukakis noted being front-runner. Paul Simon and Richard Gephardt mentioned vying for second place. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) CBS-"New York Times" poll results given. Musician Lionel Hampton shown rehearsing for Bush rally. [BUSH - says New Hampshire will correct Iowa's mistake.] Bush quoted regarding organization [Bush's sister Jane ELLIS - phones voter.] [Dole's SISTER - phones voter.] Dole shown campaign [DOLE - comments on polls.] Robertson's New Hampshire campaign featured. [ROBERTSON - comments on situation.] [Du PONT - says is most conservative.] [KEMP - says will do well.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat race discussed. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Gary Hart and Simon shown campaign [SIMON - campaigns.] [DUKAKIS - comments on future.] [SIMON - says money always problematic.] campaign. workers shown visiting supporters. CBS-"New York Times" poll results discussed. Jesse Jackson shown escorting voter to polls. [Bruce BABBITT - comments on unity.] Babbitt shown visiting rival headquarters [BABBITT - quips about Simon being Vice President] Voter turnout reported substantial.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Bruce Morton) Impact of New Hampshire primary upon Republican and Democrat cands. discussed; cands. listed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Funding problems discussed. Report introduced.
(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Cands. reported needing to win early primaries in order to receive enough funds for remaining campaign [Ex-White House political director Haley BARBOUR -comments on contributors.] Paul Simon and Richard Gephardt's debts. discussed. [Democrat media consultant Robert SQUIER - comments on campaign needs.] Simon noted leaving New Hampshire last week to attend New York City fund-raiser. [SQUIER - explains fund-raising strategies.] Jack Kemp's debt noted. [BARBOUR - says Robertson will have enough money when he campaigns. in South, while neither Kemp nor Pete du Pont will.] Michael Dukakis and Vice President George Bush reported raising millions. [Kemp campaign official Charles BLACK - comments on need for money early in campaign] Bush noted already spending half of FEC's allowed amount
(Studio: Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl) Where money spent in South discussed; cands. mentioned.