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Election `78 #496951

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Outcomes of governor elecs. on Tuesday reported; map shown.

(NYC) Close vote that gave William Clements win in Texas governor race described; is noted that he is 1st Republican governor in state in over l00 years [CLEMENTS - is satisfied that he is new governor] Ohio Governor James Rhodes' reelec. reported [RHODES - says voters have expressed support of his policies.] President ambitions of some reelec. govs., like California's Jerry Brown, mentioned. [BROWN - sees self as being given 2nd chance at big job and intends to do it.] [Reelected Illinois Governor James THOMPSON - doesn't think national political scene can be discussed until next yr.] Other governor's races outlined are: William Milliken's win in Michigan; Richard Thornburgh's election in Pennsylvania; Meldrim Thomson's loss in New Hampshire; and Hugh Carey's win in New York. Carey's hint that he may soon marry Anne Ford Uzielli stated.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Background of Minnesota's Democrat Farm-Labor party given; its collapse in election `78 reported
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Republican sweep of senate and governor races in Minnesota noted. David Durenberger reported to have won late Hubert Humphrey's seat; Vice President Walter Mondale's seat said won by Rudy Boschwitz. Republican wins in governor and state legislature seats stated. problems within DFL party given as reasons for Republican wins. [DFL sen. candidate Robert SHORT - says party has suffered tragic loss.] DFL liberals' refusal to support conservative Short, after his defeat of Representative Don. Fraser in primary, stated as reason for breakup of party Party liberals' reluctant rallying for Senator Wendell Anderson mentioned; Anderson's inability to overcome bad feelings caused when he got self apptd. to Mondale's seat in Senate reported Belief of many DFL party members that defeats wouldn't have happened if Humphrey were still alive cited; question about party's rebuilding noted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Outcome of elecs. reported sufficient to allow both Democratic national chairperson John White and Republican national chairperson Bill Brock to claim victories for respective ptys.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on effects of election on President Carter. His campaign trips for Democrats noted. Losses for William Hathaway, Robert Short, Senator Wendell Anderson, Bill Roy and Jane Eskind in senate races stated; Eskind's opposition to Senator Howard Baker mentioned. Carter's campaigning for govs. who won include New York's Hugh Carey, Connecticut's Ella Grasso and California's Jerry Brown. White House hopes to have captured governor wins in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan detailed and examined.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Tax cut and government spending reduction issues on ballots in several states reported; votes noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Californians' defeat of Prop. 6, which would have allowed school boards to fire homosexual teachers, reported Celebrations of gays and their supporters in Los Angeles and San Francisco noted; San Francisco rally said led by former Air Force sergeant Leonard Matlovich. [MAN - says victory is sweet.] Pledge of Prop. 6 sponsor, state senate John Briggs that battle will continue stated.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Los Angeles, California) Defeat of prop. 5 in California, which would have curtailed smoking in public places, reported [Prop. 5 supporter Frank WISWELL - says out-of-state tobacco ints. spent over $5 million in campaign against measure.] Prop. 5 supporters' plans to continue fight noted. [WISWELL - outlines plans for continued fight.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Miami Beach, Florida) Details given about defeat of legalized gambling in Miami Beach, Florida. Hotel owners' support for measure and reasons stated. Diplomat Hotel owner Irving Cowan's financial loss in campaign noted. Governor Reuben Askew's statement about voters' decision given.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo's loss in attempt to get city charter changed to allow him to run for 3rd term reported FBI orders to probe possible elec. interference in voting noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details about alleged interference with voting on charter measure in Philadelphia given. Grand jury reported to have convened just after polls closed. FBI investigation detailed.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Republican expenditures on state legislature races in hopes of gaining there described; outcomes detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Francis, Fred;
Hager, Robert;
Jamieson, Bob;
Lewis, Meredith;
Perkins, Jack;
Stern, Carl

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