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Campaign '88 / Republicans / Swaggart #319929

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential candidate Pat Robertson reported claiming another cand. timed disclosure of Jimmy Swaggart's sexual misconduct so news would negatively affect Robertson's south campaign Robertson noted intimating Vice President George Bush has been running dirty campaign Bush aides quoted. Minnesota caucuses and SD primaries noted tonight. Report introduced.

(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bob Schieffer) Bush TV ad shown. Bush's minimal effort in South Dakota discussed. Bush noted believing Robert Dole would be winner regardless of effort. [DOLE - says Bush will ignore SD.] [Republican analyst Doug. BAILEY - comments on Dole victory.] Jack Kemp shown campaign Robertson noted expected to do well in Minnesota. [Robertson activist Joan BALDWIN - tells of switch from Kemp to Robertson.] Dole aides noted advising him not to expend much effort in Minnesota due to Robertson's strength. [Minnesota state auditor Arne CARLSON - comments on advice given to Dole.] Robertson's charges with regard to Swaggart scandal detailed. [ROBERTSON - denigrates Bush aides.] [BUSH - says Robertson's assertions are crazy.] Dole victory possibilities in South Dakota and Minnesota discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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