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Campaign `80 / Senate Races #67503

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 14, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Russell Long's victory in Louisiana primary announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(No location given) Republican hopes of gaining control of United States Senate noted. Democratic Colorado Senator Gary Hart said opposed by Republican candidate Mary Buchanan. [HART - comments with regard to campaign] Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said opposed by Republican Stewart Ledbetter. New Hampshire Democratic Senator John Durkin reported opposed by Republican Warren Rudman. Both Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and Senator Frank Church of Idaho reported vulnerable. South Dakota Republican candidate Jim Abdnor and Idaho Republican candidate Steve Symms named as respective opponents. [Chairperson Senate Democratic campaign. Committee Senator Wendell FORD - says Democratic Party will maintain their majority.] [Chairperson Senate Republican campaign. Committee Senator John HEINZ - says Republicans will win even if Ronald Reagan loses.] Meeting of Reagan Republican leaders in Washington, DC tomorrow announced
REPORTER: Brit Hume (KBTV, WCUB, KXON newstapes)

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit

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