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1984 Vote / Senate Races #81971

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 06, 1983
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(5) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Possible Republican losses in key Senate races examined; Jesse Helms' campaign against James Hunt cited as example [June 16, President REAGAN - commits forces to Helms.] [Democrat senatorial committee spokesperson Brian ATWOOD, Republican senatorial committee spokesperson Mitchell DANIELS - believe Senate race is as important as president election] Current status of Democrats in Senate and tasks facing them in 1984 discussed; related statistics outlined on screen. Impact on Republicans of retirements of Senators Howard Baker and John Tower considered; Representative Albert Gore thought probably replacing Baker in Tennessee. Vulnerable Republican incumbents noted include Senators Roger Jepsen, Gordon Humphrey, Rudy Boschwitz and Charles Percy; refusal of Govs. Lamar Alexander, Richard Lamm and Pierre du Pont to run for Senator noted. [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - considers psychological motive in remaining governor versus becoming Senator] Possible increased Senator control of Edward Kennedy in 1984 mentioned; possible race between Representative Claudine Schneider and Claiborne Pell in New Jersey noted. [October 7, REAGAN - encourages Schneider to run.] [DANIELS, ATWOOD - comment on Reagan's possible reelec.]
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Flynn, Rita
Duration:
00:04:10

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