ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1978
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(Studio) Various outcomes of election `78 noted. Tight Senator races in Texas, where incumbent John Tower has apparently won over challenger Robert Krueger, and Virginia, where John Warner seems to be winner over Andrew Miller, reported; refusal of either challenger to concede those races mentioned. Films shown. Numerical changes in Democrats and Republicans in Senate stated; actual changes said not reflected by numbers
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Report on Senator races. Losses of 6 liberal Senators noted. Films shown. Mentioned are: Senator Edward Brooke's loss; win in Kansas by Nancy Landon Kassebaum, daughter of one-time presidential candidate Alf Landon; Senator Chas. Percy's reelec.; Republican sweep in Minnesota, with David Durenberger and Rudy Boschwitz dealing blow to Democrat Farm-Labor of Hubert Humphrey; New Hampshire's elec. of new conservative Senator, Gordon Humphrey, over Senator Tom McIntyre, partly due to McIntyre's vote for Panama Canal treaty; Senator Dick Clark's loss to Roger Jepsen; Republican Thad Cochran's selection as 1st Republican Senator from Mississippi; and former basketball star Bill Bradley's win in New Jersey. New Senator's right-wing leanings predicted to be tested when President Carter asks for ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty with USSR .
REPORTER: Don Farmer
(DC) Makeup of new House examined. Net gains for Republican with Democrat major remaining intact, reported Serious ethical problems of some Representatives noted; reelecs. won by 5 of these stated. Among those winning under ethical clouds are Charles Diggs and Daniel Flood; films shown. Representatives with ethical problems who were defeated reported to be Herbert Burke, John McFall and Joshua Eilberg. Likelihood that new House will be conservative, despite Democrat major, outlined.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
(Studio) Upcoming items noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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