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Campaign '88 / Michigan #558730

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Lansing, Michigan: Ken Bode) Michigan caucus system featured; scenes shown of pres. cands. Pat Robertson's and Jack Kemp's delegates' meeting in Jackson, Michigan. Vice President George Bush noted counting on Michigan victory. Delegate battle predicted to be bitter. [Robertson organizer John THRONE - tells delegates to be honest.] Robertson noted winning almost as much support in Michigan in 1987 as Bush. [ROBERTSON - comments on US.] Kemp and Robertson noted attempting to defeat Bush. Bush supporters mentioned calling Kemp-Robertson workers "zealots." [Robertson official Reverend David THOMPSON - resents being called radical religion right.] Republican leaders who didn't run for delegate reported told couldn't vote by Robertson supporters. Bush noted taking matter to court and winning. [Bush official John ENGLER - comments on fighting within Republican party] Michigan cnty. convention predicted to be chaos. [Robertson Michigan campaign chairperson Harvey VERYSER - comments on Bush's fears.] New Orleans, Louisiana, national Republican convention mentioned. Hospitalized Bush supporter discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Dole's financial manager David Owen reported resigning due to Doles' financial uncertainties. Govt. Ethics Ofc. noted investigating real estate deal involving Elizabeth Dole's blind trust. Dole quoted.

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom

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