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Kennedy / Presidential Election Decision #541367

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1985
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(Studio) Reaction reported to Senator Edward Kennedy's announcement of decision not to run for president in 1988. Lack of encouragement to Kennedy from Democratic leaders, include House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, who holds John Kennedy's seat in House, noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Details given with regard to Kennedy's press conference [KENNEDY - comments.] Those who may be interested in 1988 election, since Kennedy is out, listed, include Missouri Representative Richard Gephardt, Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt, Delaware Senator Joseph River Biden, Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers, New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, Virginia Governor Charles Robb, New York Governor Mario Cuomo, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. [DUKAKIS - comments.] Senator Gary Hart said considered front-runner in 1988 Democrat campaign [National Democratic National Chairperson Paul KIRK - comments.] [House Speaker Tip O'NEILL - comments re: Hart's showing against Walter Mondale in 1984 election]
REPORTER: Ken Bode

Reporter(s):
Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:02:40

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