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Elections `79 and `80 / Chicago / Cleveland / Jack Carter #503073

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1979
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(Studio) Chicago Mayor Michael Bilandic's loss to challenger Jane Byrne in Democrat mayoral primary noted to have dealt blow to city's old political machine.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) [BYRNE - says many didn't believe it could be done.] Upset of political machine put together by late Mayor Richard Daley noted. Films and photos shown. Byrne's background as part of Daley machine and her rift with Bilandic on his step up into mayor's office reported Film from November 21, 1977, shown. [BYRNE - says it's good she's leaving office.] Details about Byrne's campaign and effect of bad Chicago winter on election given. Uncertainty with regard to machine's support for Byrne cited. [WOMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich's remarks about his city's fins. in wake of voters' approval of higher taxes and rejection of proposed sale of city's light plant noted President Carter's son, Jack, reported to have told "Atlanta Journal" he'll run for Congress next year
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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