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Campaign `78 / Pennsylvania Governor's Race / Wallace and Senate #53878

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1978
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(Studio) Outcome of Pennsylvania primary reported; Democrat gubernatorial candidate is David (sic) Flaherty, Republican is Richard Thornburgh. David Marston's finish in GOP primary noted; controversy over Marston's firing as Philadelphia US attorney recalled. Representatives Joshua Eilberg and Dan. Flood's wins in cong. primaries stated. Major political news of man declaring noncandidacy cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - announces he won't seek election to United States Senator, decision made after being in Gulfport, Mississippi, for last few days.] Wallace's pol. background outlined; incidents include stand against desegregation of U. of Alabama, assassination attempt in Laurel, MD, and his divorce earlier this year from 2nd wife. Films shown. [WALLACE - talks about Washington, DC pols. who ought to have briefcases thrown in Potomac River] Jimmy Carter's unprecedented Democrat defeat of Wallace in 1976 Florida president primary mentioned. [WALLACE - didn't say he was retiring from pols. or that he's not, just that he won't seek Senate seat.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank

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