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Campaign '88 / Dole-Bush / Gephardt #558775

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator Robert Dole reported attacking Vice President George Bush's affluent background in New Hampshire campaign Iowa's "Des Moines Register" poll results discussed. Report introduced.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Lisa Myers) Dole's class warfare strategy described. [DOLE - says Bush's never been poor.] Robert and Elizabeth Doles' financial records discussed and illustration [DOLE - says earned money.] Dole's Iowa lead noted. [DOLE - comments on being average American] Bush's Iowa campaign workers mentioned charging Dole's dishonest. [Iowa chairperson Bush campaign George WITTGRAF - comments on Dole's alleged dishonesty.] President Reagan's unpopularity and Iran/Contra scandal reported damaging Bush in Iowa. [BUSH - says wants Iowa's support.] Bush strategists quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Richard Gephardt reported improving status in Iowa. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Dennis Murphy) Gephardt's Iowa campaign featured. [GEPHARDT - campaigns. in Cherokee, Iowa.] Gephardt's proposed trade policies discussed. [GEPHARDT - talks about trade.] Gephardt's television commercial discussed. Gephardt's targets noted including labor, farmers and senior citizens. [Pol. consultant 113

career reviewed. Critics mentioned considering Gephardt's trade views dangerously protectionist. Gephardt's performance in Iowa forum discussed; scenes shown. Gephardt's Iowa campaign organization outlined.

Brokaw, Tom;
Murphy, Dennis;
Myers, Lisa

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