CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Contra aid reported major issue among Iowa voters. [Vice President George BUSH - responds to question regarding Contra aid.] Bush and other Republican cands. noted supporting Contra aid. [Cand. Richard GEPHARDT - condemns Contra effort.] Cand. Michael Dukakis' TV ad condemning aid to Contras shown. Democrat cands. noted being against Contra aid. Iowa peace movement detailed. [Ex-Iowa Senator Dick CLARK - comments on peace movement.] Small anti-Sandinista demonstration in Des Moines shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush reported leaking negative material regarding Senator Robert Dole. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) Congress committee reported investigating ex- Dole aide's receiving large government contract to sell food at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Dole's involvement discussed. Committee's report noted urging Justice Department investigate matter. Dole reported not being linked to wrongdoing. Investigator quoted regarding call Dole made to Small Bus. Admin. Bush's accusations of Dole's cronyism and mean-spiritedness noted being released as committee 's findings reported Bush's statement noted also questioning Elizabeth Dole's blind trust business dealings. [DOLE - criticizes Bush's statement] Dole aide quoted regarding alleged calls on behalf of ex-aide.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) Fin. issue's impact upon Dole campaign discussed.