ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1976
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(Studio) Republican Vice Presidential candidate Senator Robert Dole and wife, Elizabeth, campaigning together; may be some cost to Mrs. Dole.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Salisbury, North Carolina) Mrs. Dole must make decision with regard to political ethics of keeping job on FTC (Federal Trade Commission) while campaigning for husband. White House lawyers say nothing illegal about it, but Mrs. Dole expected to take leave of absence without pay while campaigning. [Mrs. DOLE - says action will set precedent. Says it's important that woman with career have opportunity to continue just as man's does; woman shouldn't have to sacrifice her career for husband's.] If Mrs. Dole resigns FTC (Federal Trade Commission) position, Congress will almost surely wait till next year to name successor and with 1 vacancy already on commission, work load would be greater. Campaign mgrs. concerned over voter reaction to Mrs. Dole's decision.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
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