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Campaign `78 / Texas Primary #54136

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1978
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(Studio) Texas primary set for Saturday noted as one of 1st indications of present pol. mood in cntry.; number of Senators and Representatives up for reelec. stated. Representative Barbara Jordan's decision to drop out of race and Senator John Tower's decision to run again reported Films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Corpus Christie, Texas) Tower's background in Senate, since winning Lyndon Johnson's seat, given. Films and photos shown. Details also given about Democratic senate candidates Representative Bob Krueger and attorney Joe Christie. Krueger's background as Oxford scholar, rancher and Congman. and his conservatism described. [KRUEGER - cites reasons Tower's seniority in Senate hasn't been worthwhile.] Christie's campaign against both Krueger and Tower detailed. [CHRISTIE - says people on fixed incomes will have to have relief as energy bills increase as such bills in Texas have done.] Support of all 3 candidates for deregulation of energy sold outside Texas. Outlook for effect of Texas election outcome on rest of United States noted.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) No. of gubernatorial elecs. coming up this year noted; Republican threats against traditionally Democrat gubernatorial seat in Texas reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Fort Worth, Texas) Report on Texas gubernatorial primary involving wealthy major candidates: present Governor Dolph Briscoe, state attorney general John Hill and former governor Preston Smith, all Democrats, and Republicans Ray Hutchison and Bill Clements. [SMITH - comments on campaign funds of candidates in race.] [CLEMENTS - talks about his campaign expenditures.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Outlook for president pols. in 1979, depending on outcome for Democrats, and thus Carter administration, in 1978 elecs. examined.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Mackin, Catherine;
Martin, John

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