CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) South Carolina primary reported used to promote Vice President George Bush's candidacy. Bush aides noted arranging primary in cooperation with South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. Bush reported expected to win primary. Bush aides quoted with regard to defeating candidate Pat Robertson. Report introduced
(Columbia, SC: Eric Engberg) Robertson campaign featured. Robertson TV ad. shown. Robertson's controversial remarks with regard to hostages in Beirut, Lebanon, and Jimmy Swaggart scandal recalled. [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - comments on Robertson's claims.] Bush expected to receive many conservative Democrat crossover votes. [SC Republican chairperson Van HIPP - comments on situation.] Pol. scientists noted calling Robertson supporters "K-Mart Republicans" [University of South Carolina spokesperson Blease GRAHAM - comments on Robertson's supporters.] Robert Dole noted running second despite Senator Strom Thurmond's endorsement. Jack Kemp quoted with regard to Panama Canal and General Manuel Antonio Noriega issue. Kemp aides noted advising candidate to withdraw if doesn't do well in South Carolina primary.
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