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Alabama / Mayoral Elections #81153

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983
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(Studio) Mayoral cands. in Birmingham, Alabama, said electing to eliminate racial issue from campaign; opposite situation in Montgomery mayoral race noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Montgomery, Alabama) Mayoral race here between Emory Folmar and Franklin James examined; primary issue said apparently Folmar's ultra-conservativism and black community's perception of his racist approach to police department [State representative Alvin HOLMES - accuses Folmar of turning city into Gestapo state.] [FOLMAR - responds.] Incidents between police and city blacks in recent months recalled; Folmar's campaign ads noted claiming blacks will control city if he loses. television commercial shown. [JAMES - won't representative whites alone if he's elected.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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