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Campaign '88 / Dole-Bush / Democrats #320059

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iowa caucuses discussed. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Harsh competition between Vice President George Bush and Senator Robert Dole featured. Cand. Pat Robertson mentioned. [DOLE - jokes about Bush.] Bush aides reported releasing another attack upon Dole. [BUSH - denies any wrongdoing.] Dole supporters noted claiming Bush hiding behind staff. Robertson shown campaign [ROBERTSON - campaigns.] Robertson's critics quoted. [ROBERTSON - says wants people to vote.] Robertson's strategists noted being concerned that other cands. have gained fundamentalist support. Robertson reported doing well in Iowa.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) Cands. noted winning in Iowa only if supporters attend caucuses.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Expectations game of Iowa caucuses discussed. Richard Gephardt and Vice President George Bush mentioned as exs. Time and money cands. spent in Iowa discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - comments on expectations.] Gary Hart noted not expected to do well in Iowa. [HART - says runs in all states.] [Cand. Jesse JACKSON - says tried to win.] [GEPHARDT - says race's close.] Bush's lessening expectations noted. [BUSH - comments on expectations.] Dole noted leading in polls. [DOLE - says knows isn't leading.] [Gephardt campaign manager Steve MURPHY - comments on expectations game.] [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Teresa VILMAIN - comments on campaign] Gephardt noted leading Democrat race. Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Morton) Federal Election Commission spokesperson quoted regarding Richard Gephardt's financial report Gephardt campaign aide noted claiming sent report registered mail. Gephardt summary sheets shown; details given. Paul Simon's aides noted urging Gephardt to suspend TV ad campaign until financial matter settled. Gephardt noted suspecting Simon spending too much also. television ads. shown. Jesse Jackson and Gary Hart's television ads. discussed and shown. Weather noted being factor in Iowa caucuses.

(Studio: DR, Bob Schieffer, Bruce Morton) Poll credibility discussed. Weather noted being deciding factor in who attends caucuses. Robert Dole noted being clear leader Pat Robertson noted having organization to transport people to polls. Weather's effects upon various cands. discussed. Senator Albert Gore noted not running in Iowa. South's "Super Tuesday" discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Audio difficulties prevented broadcast

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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