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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.

Reporter(s):
Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:03:40

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