NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Voter turnout yesterday described; Democrat gains outlined on screen. Following races reported: Alabama's Richard Shelby -Jeremiah Denton, Georgia's Wyche Fowler -Mack Mattingly, Florida's Robert Graham -Paula Hawkins, LA's John Breaux's quest for Russell Long's Senate seat, SD's Tom Daschle -James Abdnor, North Dakota's Kent Conrad -Mark Andrews, Colorado's Tim Wirth's race for Gary Hart's seat, NV's Harry Reid's win of Paul Laxalt's seat, WA's Brock Adams-Slade Gorton and MD's Barbara Mikulski's win of Charles Mathias' seat. [SHELBY - comments.]
(DC: John Dancy) Expected profiled of Democrat-controlled Senator anticipated. [Senator Robert BYRD - praises outcome.] New committee chairperson discussed: Edward Kennedy of Judiciary, Claiborne Pell of For. Relations, Sam Nunn of Armed Services, Lloyd Bentsen of Fin. [NUNN, BENTSEN - comment on SDI/Star Wars, need for trade bill.] William Rehnquist, Contras mentioned. [BYRD - expects to present Reagan with trade bill.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - expects President veto of trade legislature]
(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - warns Washington, DC of his continued commitment.] [During campaign, REAGAN - criticizes prospects of Democratic Senator] [Today, REAGAN - wants to complete his revolution.] [Don. REGAN - encourages staff.] [Pol. scientist Norman ORNSTEIN - predicts major power struggle between President and Senator now.] No. cands. for which Reagan campaignd. who lost yesterday noted. [Republican national chairperson Frank FAHRENKOPF - denies election made statement about President's policies.] [Democratic national chairperson Paul KIRK - disagrees.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Result of House and gubernatorial races outlined on screen, discussed. Vermont legislature thought reelecting Governor Madeleine Kunin despite her lack of clear majority votes.
(DC: Ken Bode) Implications of yesterday's election for potential 1988 presidential cands. George Bush, Paul Laxalt, Robert Dole, Gary Hart, Joseph Biden, Mario Cuomo, James Thompson, Michael Dukakis discussed; scenes shown. [THOMPSON - thanks supporters.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Outcome of proposals in California (English language as state language, AIDS victim discrimination proposal of Lyndon LaRouche and toxic dumping), Vermont (equal rights amendment), Massachusetts (mandatory seat belt law) and OR (legalizing marijuana growing) reported