NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1976
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(Studio) Report on ads used in Dole Senate campaign 2 years ago.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) (Film of candidates campaigning in 1974 Senate race.) Dole's opponent in race, Dr. William Roy, says ads in 4 Kansas newspapers just 4 days prior to election were dirty pols. Ads with regard to Roy's support of liberal abortion laws and Dole's supposed opposition; ads noted. Ads officially placed by woman from Right to Life group, who won't comment. Dole responded to article with regard to ads last week [DOLE - says campaign didn't authorize ads.] "Johnson Cnty.", (Kansas) "Sun" files show employee at Dole campaign headquarters signed authorization required by law. Newspaper publisher Stephen Rose says employee Sam Richardson in his office when ad brought in by Right to Life group. [ROSE - says Richardson in awkward position but went on and authorized ad.] [RICHARDSON - says he doesn't remember looking at ad.] Dole says he disavowed ads, but Kansas reporters say they don't remember it and only 1 written piece of evidence available; this noted. Ads listed in Dole's campaign expenditure report Dole now says staff may have made mistakes but he wasn't involved. [DOLE - says action is to now characterize him as dirty trickster and he didn't authorize ads.] Dole org.'s answers with regard to ads keep changing and opposition will continue to ask questions.
REPORTER: Robert Hager