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Campaign '88 / Republicans / Dole-Bush #561143

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Bob Kur) Attempt by Senator Robert Dole to revive campaign through television broadcast in Illinois reported; thrust of Dole's television time detailed; success of similar tactic for Vice President George Bush in New Hampshire recalled. [campaign. consultant John DEARDOURFF - says Dole is attempting to pull out miracle.] [DOLE - wonders about capturing attention of Illinois voters.] Dole's efforts to separate Bush from President Reagan reported [DOLE -says he can beat Bush, but not Reagan.] Dole's varied campaign tactics detailed; Walter Mondale, Iran/Contra affair mentioned. [DOLE - says if we don't raise issues against Bush, Democrats will.] Endorsement of Dole by "Chicago Tribune" reported Concern over how far Bush can ride Reagan's popularity noted. [Pol. analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - discusses Bush campaign] [BUSH - campaigns.] Immediacy of Dole's problems detailed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) "Chicago Sun-Times" reported endorsing Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis.

Chung, Connie;
Kur, Bob

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