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Campaign `78 / Expenditures / Maine Senate Race #496878

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Federal Election Commission report on congress candidates' expenditures by October 10 for upcoming election detailed. Report is on Maine Senate race.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cape Elizabeth, Maine) Details about Senate race between Senator William Hathaway, who won seat from Margaret Chase Smith six years ago, and Republican Representative William South Cohen given. Cohen's gaining of national attention when he voted for impeachment of Richard Nixon during House Judiciary Committee hearings noted; his apparent universal appeal to voters described. Films and photos shown. Allegations that Maine Senate race is one of style rather than substance stated. [COHEN - is running on issues, while opposition seems to be characterizing it as personality contest.] Hathaway and Cohen reported to be similar in positions on issues, both being moderate. Difference in styles detailed. Hathaway's concentration on factories and small gatherings outlined. [HATHAWAY - doesn't think he'd come over energetic regardless of his opposition because it's not his style.] Outlook for race, according to polls, given; campaigning for Hathaway by President Carter and members of his family cited.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Chancellor, John;
Savitch, Jessica

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