NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll cited regarding Congressional vote. Senator Jesse Helms reported deciding to make blatant, racial appeal in contest against Harvey Gantt; scenes shown from Helms commercial. Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Kur) Negative campaigning featured; scenes shown. Iowa Congressional race between Tom Tauke and Tom Harkin and Texas gubernatorial race between Clayton Williams and Ann Richards mentioned. Senator James Exon's opposition to John Tower as Secretary of Defense recalled; scenes shown of Tower campaigning for Exon's opponent. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and race between Florida Governor Bob Martinez and Lawton Chiles mentioned; scenes shown from Martinez commercial featuring Barbara Bush. [Campaign consultant Raymond STROTHER, Senator John KERRY - comment.]