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Campaign `78 / Arkansas and North Carolina Primaries / Helms #54043

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1978
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(Studio) Primary elections in Arkansas, where Democrats will choose candidate for Senate seat held by late John McClellan, and in North Carolina, where Democrats will pick candidate to run against Senator Jesse Helms. Is noted that Helms is North Carolina's only Republican Senator of century.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Helms' reputation as conservative, gaining him nickname of "Senator No," described. [HELMS - lists legislature he has voted against.] Details given about Democratic candidates in runoff to pick Helms' opposition in Senate race. They are Luther Hodges, Junior and John Ingram; backgrounds of each given. Hodges' endorsement by North Carolina state teachers group reported [WOMAN - reads statement of support for Hodges.] [INGRAM - chgs. that Hodges is connected with system in state that has taken public's money through add-on charges at banks.] [HODGES - is proud of what his bank has done for people of state; says there's more to do.] Predictions of Hodges' win noted; expected fall visit from President Carter to help winner in attempt to defeat Helms mentioned.
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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