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Campaign '92 / Illinois Primary / Incumbents / Clinton #585566

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 18, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Trend toward voting for non- incumbents featured; Carol Moseley Braun's victory against incumbent Senator Alan Dixon in the Illinois primary reported. [BRAUN - comments on her victory.] [DIXON - comments on career.] Dixon's vote in favor of Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation recalled. [DIXON - comments on Thomas hearings.] Excerpt shown of attack ad against Dixon. Primary losses of incumbent Illinois Representatives Charles Hayes and Gus Savage reported. [SAVAGE - comments on "racist and reactionary Jewish misleaders."] Last week's drive-by shooting of Illinois Congressional primary winner Mel Reynolds recalled; scenes of him, his car shown. Number of incumbents who have failed to be reelected or have dropped out of the race noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Governor Bill Clinton's campaign strategy featured; scenes shown of him in Chicago. [CLINTON - talks about opportunity and responsibility, class warfare, Paul Tsongas, spending, and "goodies".] Excerpt shown of Clinton campaign advertisement [In Florida, CLINTON - talks about Israel.] [Democratic pollster Peter HART - comments on Clinton spectrum.] [Former Clinton opponent Tom McRAE - comments on Clinton's politics.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Patrick Buchanan's campaign modifications reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Myers, Lisa

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