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Campaign `80 / Elec. #63364

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1980
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(Studio) Republicans reported winning control of Senator; defeat of Senator Herman Talmadge, among others, noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Implications of Senator shift from Democrat to Republican examined; extent of Democrat losses noted. [Senators Birch BAYH, George McGOVERN, Frank CHURCH - comment on defeat.] Democrat Senators losing their committee chrmships. and those Republicans probably replacing them listed on screen; photos shown. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy supporters recalled fearing a Carter loss would mean debacle in Senate for Democrats
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(DC) [Evangelist Jerry FALWELL - notes extent of his campaign efforts.] Impact of Falwell's Moral Majority, Incorporated and other right-wing orgs. on elec. discussed. [George McGOVERN - comments.] [NCPAC Richard VIGUERIE - comments.] Org. techniques of fundamentalists outlined. [NCPAC (sic) Paul WEYRICH - comments.] National Conservative Pol. Action Committee (NCPAC) noted objecting to Howard Baker being new Senate majority leader; details given. [WEYRICH, Terry DOLAN - criticize Baker, warn Vice President-elec. George Bush.] Group's warning to Reagan also noted.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

(Studio) No. of seats Republicans gained in House said recouping their strength to that before Watergate; losses of Representatives Al Ullman and John Brademas mentioned. Losses of Abscam defs. Representatives Michael Myers, John Jenrette, John Murphy and Frank Thompson and win of Representative Raymond Lederer reported Status of reelec. efforts by Representative Robert Bauman, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Missouri Governor Joseph Teasdale noted; Teasdale said defeated by Christopher (Kit) Bond.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Wooten, Jim

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