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Decision 1984 / Pennsylvania Primary #536922

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 08, 1984
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(Studio) Upcoming Pennsylvania primary explained; Democrat cands.' efforts there today noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Gary Hart's lack of sufficient number delegates on Pennsylvania ballot as compared to Walter Mondale's and Jesse Jackson's tally examined; details outlined on screen. [American Pol. Science Association spokesperson Thomas MANN - feels Hart is suffering consequences of early campaign decisions; explains. Mentions Alan Cranston, John Glenn.] [VOTER - notes lack of Hart delegates.] Confusion in state's delegate election process and implications for Hart considered. [Pennsylvania Hart campaign director Tom HOOG - acknowledges organizational nightmare.] Former Cranston delegate Ralph Hirsch's situation cited as example; details given. [Pol. consultant Neil OXMAN - comments on election tactic.] Role of Mondale's coordinator Joe Shea in Pennsylvania described. [HIRSCH and Suzanne MASON - cite lack of contact with Hart aides.] Hart's past record in winning adopted delegates reviewed.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Role of "street money" in Philadelphia pols. examined; tactic explained, illustrated by Jimmy Tayoun's congress campaign [Ward leader Tony MORRISON - orgs. workers for Tayoun.] [1980, TAYOUN - pays off his street workers.] [City controller Joe VIGNOLA - explains street money's role in elec. monitoring.] Vignola's support for Tayoun's opponent Tom Foglietta and for Walter Mondale noted. [VIGNOLA - comments on paying off his ward chairperson today; predicts amount involved in Tayoun-Foglietta race.] campaign. structure of Tayoun and worker Morrison described, shown. [MORRISON - praises system]


(Studio) Senator investigators examining Edwin Meese's personal financial affairs said broadening their inquiry to include 1980 Reagan transition fund; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Bode, Ken;
Chung, Connie;
Palmer, John

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