NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1980
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(Studio) Seating of 97th Congress next January and efforts by Republicans to gain seats noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) No. of Demo seats at stake and vulnerability of famous Democrats in upcoming election examined; Congmen. listed, photos shown. campaign. of Birch Bayh cited as example; details given. [Representative Guy VANDER JAGT - comments on House elecs. and Republicans' prospects.] Republican financial and organization structure noted; Representatives James Wright, Morris Udall mentioned. [Representative Al ULLMAN - comments.] Democrat members said not expecting help from Carter. [Representative Toby MOFFETT - says he'd rather have FDR on ticket.] [Committee for Effective Congress spokesperson Russell HEMENWAY - comments.] Republicans said not able to win control of House and probably not Senate; Watergate mentioned.
REPORTER: Ken Bode