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Decision '86 / Elections #547678

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Closeness of Senator races this year and importance to both ptys. noted. Wendell Ford and Dan Quayle said projected winners in Kentucky and IN, respectively.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Atmosphere in White House over Senator contests described; issues focused upon considered.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Possible legislative scenario if Democrats win control of Senator hypothesized; Strom Thurmond's chairmanship of Judiciary Committee noted going to Edward Kennedy, Barry Goldwater's Armed Services to Sam Nunn, Robert Dole's major leadership to a Democrat as exs. [Howard BAKER - explains importance of majority in Senate] [Senator Robert BYRD - describes plans for Democrat-controlled Senator] [BAKER - thinks Reagan will be lame-duck President if Democrats win.] [Pol. consultant Pete TEELEY - predicts situation.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) Issues dominating elecs. nationwide examined; Senator Paula Hawkins, Midwest farmer Robert Christ mentioned. [Tip O'NEILL - describes his day.] [Vice President George BUSH - is optimistic.] Last minute campaigns. of Barbara Mikulski, Ken Kramer described. Consultant Robert Goodman mentioned. [Texas candidate William CLEMENTS - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Hager, Robert;
Wallace, Chris

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