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Campaign `78 / Mississippi Senate Race #498756

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) Mississippi Senator James Eastland's upcoming retirement noted. Report is on Mississippi Senate race for his seat.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Kaziesco, Mississippi) Significance of song, "The Times They Are A'Changing," in Mississippi, both in memory of civil rights movement days and now in outlook for Eastland's successor noted. Details of Senate race given. Democratic candidates are former governor William Waller, present Governor Cliff Finch, Fayette, Mississippi, Mayor Charles Evers, Representative Thad Cochran and state senate Charles Pickering. Republicans' close loss to Democrats and President Carter in 1976 president election and Pickering's chairperson of state Republican during battle over convention delegates by supporters of Ford and Reagan mentioned. Possible impact on 1980 presidential race and President Carter's support in South if Republicans win this race in Mississippi in 1978 examined.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Brokaw, Tom;
Jones, Kenley

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