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Chicago / Mayoral Race #83633

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 10, 1983
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(Studio) Criticism of each other by Chicago mayoral candidates Harold Washington and Bernard Epton, appearing on "This Week", quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Chicago, Illinois) Historical significance of Tuesday election examined. [EPTON - is optimistic.] Role of racism in campaign discussed. [Prof. Milton RAKOVE - believes race is ultimate deciding factor.] [Pol. consultant Don ROSE - agrees.] [Lynn CAMPBELL - thinks property values will decline with Washington.] [Wes PUCINSKI, Richard HARDT, Sue STRELECKI - offer varying opinions on race.] Epton's exploitation of Washington's criminal record noted; commercial shown. [ROSE - doesn't recall any race as vicious as current one.] Washington's lack of support by local Democratic leaders noted. Alan Cranston recalled supporting him in primaries. [WASHINGTON - criticizes Democratic party's possible weakness.] [EPTON - criticizes Washington's handling of personal finnances.]
REPORTER: Jerry King

Donaldson, Sam;
King, Jerry

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