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Campaign '88 / Iran/Contra Affair #320261

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of renewed Iran/Contra affair upon campaign '88 discussed. Vice President George Bush's role noted making Republican party vulnerable to attack. Robert Dole mentioned. Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Michael Dukakis shown campaign [DUKAKIS - attacks Bush.] [Jesse JACKSON - says Bush's actions need examination.] Bush noted inviting John Poindexter and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North to his home after they were forced from White House Bush reported refusing to comment on indictments; Bush spokesperson quoted. Dole noted staying in race because of Iran/Contra affair's uncertain impact upon Bush campaign Bush's campaign success mentioned. [Republican political consultant Edward MAHE - defends effort to free hostages.] [Representative Tony COELHO - says Bush will have to answer questions in fall.] Democrats' hopes that renewed Iran/Contra affair will negatively affect Republican campaign noted.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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