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Campaign 1976 / Freshmen Congressmen / Colorado / Wirth #40697

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 01, 1976
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(Studio) 25 freshmen Congmen. who came into office in aftermath of Watergate now running on own records; 1 race is in Colorado.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Colorado Democratic Representative Tim Wirth runs for reelection without help of presidential candidate's coattails, but has record as part of freshmen group of 1974 who shook up congress establishment. [WIRTH - notes his part in so-called revolt.] Opponent is conservative Republican Ed Scott. [SCOTT - talks to telephone caller with regard to inflation; says it's due to irresponsible spending of Congress] Wirth's district incls. University of Colorado campus where many students will remember Scott as former star of children's television show. Most incumbent Congmen., even Democrats, elected from mostly Republican areas after Watergate, expected to retain seats despite Carter's fate.

Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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