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Washington Notebook (Bush and Politics) #330188

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 27, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Day on the campaign trail with President Bush featured; scenes shown of Republican candidates who were not happy he was there. [Representative Peter SMITH - says he has differences with president.] [Representative Robert C. Smith's wife Mary J. SMITH - says husband could not be available.] Letter from Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins in which he urged Republicans to take issue with Bush quoted. [In past, BUSH - says "read my lips, no new taxes."] [Former White House adviser David GERGEN - says White House betrayed them on taxes; talks about "anti-incumbent" mood.] Tightening of election races of Senators Mark Hatfield, Paul Simon, Claiborne Pell, Jesse Helms noted. [Republican analyst Mark PHILLIPS - comments on policy of Republicans' disassociating themselves from White House.] [GERGEN - says Bush must regroup or see his presidency broken.] Findings of "Newsweek" poll on Bush's approval rating cited.

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Schieffer, Bob
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00:03:10

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