ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Democratic primary campaign for state house seat in Ohio by former Representative Wayne Hays, once chairperson of House Admin. Committee
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Saint Clairsville, Ohio) Hays resignation from Congress after Elizabeth Ray affair recalled; films shown. His decision to run for Ohio state house noted [HAYS - comments on present situation.] [WOMAN - wishes Hays luck in state race.] [MAN - says Hays will win.] Initial opposition to Hays' running again by locally newspaper, "The Times-Leader", noted. [Publisher Bob DIX - says they thought Ray affair and Hays resignation from Congress would be major issue in campaign, but has turned out not to be so. Notes public remembrances of things Hays did for them individually while in Congress] Hays' contributions to constituents outlined; reluctance of opponents in this race to bring up Ray affair noted. [Candidate Joseph PAPPANO - hasn't and won't bring it up.] [HAYS - talks of losing powerful position.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow
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