ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) Details given about state legislature and governor races being decided. Republicans' attempts to rebuild for future in these campaigns noted. States whose governorships are now controlled by Republicans and those controlled by Democrats shown on map; ME's governor reported to be independent.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Newcastle, DE) Report on Republican attempts to control state legislature by putting money and service into state Republican candidates' campaigns. Republican predictions that best chances are in DE, IN, Illinois and Alaska noted. Delaware state party headquarters in Newcastle, DE, mentioned. National party aid to candidates like Aldo D'Angelas in Illinois described. Potential for Illinois to lose congress seat after 1980 census and Republican concerns about further party losses if Democrats still in control at that time outlined. Republican state legislature losses since 1969 stated; figs. shown. Republicans' hopes to reverse trend against them by supporting state candidates cited.
REPORTER: John Martin
(Los Angeles, California) Report on various proposals on ballots in several states: California's Prop. 5 and 6, concerning public smoking areas and homosexuality; medical cost limit plan in North Dakota; legalized gambling and ERA votes in Florida; and ERA vote in NV. Also detailed are Prop. 13 offspring tax cut measures in 16 states.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Studio) Coverage of election returns noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Estimated cost of congress campaigns stated on screen.
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