ABC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming primary elecs. in Pennsylvania noted. President Carter's firing of US attorney in state and attorney's new political attempts mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Background of David Marston affair, when United States attorney was fired by President Carter, given. Films shown. [CARTER - can't say if Marston has been good United States attorney or not. Notes Marston was appointed at last minute by last administration) Marston's campaign on corruption in Pennsylvania outlined. "Philadelphia Bulletin's", list of those in state convicted in last 8 years of corruption noted. [MARSTON - thinks voters will say they're fed up with corruption in Pennsylvania.] Marston's campaign techniques, without staff or money, described. [WOMAN - thinks Marston is fine person, did good job and got raw deal.] Other Republican candidates include Bob Butera, Arlen Specter and Richard Thornburgh. [THORNBURGH - can't blame Marston for seeking to capitalize on notoriety that dismissal gave him.] Democratic candidates include Ernest Kline, Robert Casey and Pete Flaherty. [FLAHERTY - says he stood up for Marston because of belief in Marston's abilities.] Outlook for effects of both Marston loss and win in efforts to get to state government in Harrisburg examined.
REPORTER: John Martin
(Studio) Marston's firing after telephone call to Carter from Representative Joshua Eilberg recalled. Eilberg's campaign for reelec., in which he refuses to tell newsmen of campaign schedule, noted; influence peddling probes of Eilberg and Representative Dan. Flood, also up for reelec., mentioned. Films shown. Senator John Heinz' support of Thornburgh for governor and Senator Richard Schweiker's support for Marston, covering them for next Republican presidential candidate, stated.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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