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Campaign `78 / Texas Senate Race / Elec. Issues #51989

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming elecs. and lack of excitement in campaign this year noted. Report is on one campaign, in Texas, that has been marked mostly by candidates' contempt for each other.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Dallas, Texas) Details given about Senate race between incumbent Senator John Tower and Representative Robert Krueger. Krueger's practice of reminding minorities that Tower voted against 1964 Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act noted; Tower's response reported Agreements between 2 on many issues stated. Personal attacks against each other entered into by candidates described; exs. given, include Krueger campaign committee reprint and distribution of article written by American party columnist Tom Anderson. [KRUEGER - responds to press questions about article reprints.] [TOWER - says Krueger is insensitive to Texans.] Recent incident between 2 men in Houston detailed. Race cited as considered too close to call.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

(Studio) Decisive matters in elecs. said apparently local issues and candidates' personalities. Coverage of elecs. from New York City studio noted. National issues of inflation, federal spending and tax relief examined. Latest ABC News-Harris poll results on public views of these issues and beliefs about effectiveness of Democrat or Republican officeholders outlined. Mentioned are Republican campaigns based on support of Kemp-Roth tax relief bill, defeated by Congress in October, and public opinion with regard to President Carter's anti-inflation program and action to defense dollar abroad. Outlook for elecs. on Tuesday given.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Coverage of elecs. on Tuesday night noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob;
Walters, Barbara

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