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Campaign `78 and Others / Talmadge / Diggs / Gimmicks #55598

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1978
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(Studio) Senator Herman Talmadge's ex-wife Betty's loss in bid for Congress in Georgia and Detroit, Michigan, Representative John Diggs' renomination to seat, despite numerous chgs. of misuse of government funds against him, reported John Warner's announcement of intention to seek Virginia Republican senate nomination, won earlier by Richard Obenshain who was recently killed in plane crash, noted. Warner's position in Ford administration and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Report on campaign gimmicks thruout years Gimmicks used by William Henry Harrison in 1840 race as Whig candidate for President, and others in more recent races noted. Films, photos and television commercial shown. [Lawton CHILES - discusses walk across Florida in campaign.] Other items mentioned incl. Pacific Ocean, state income taxes and government spending.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

Robinson, Max;
Sherr, Lynn

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