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1984 Vote / North Carolina Senate Race #87469

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1984
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(Studio) Senator Jesse Helms reported announcing endorsement by large number United States ambs., all appointed by President Reagan, in his North Carolina Senate race against James Hunt.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Unusualness of ambs.' public endorsement of Helms, due to official attempt of most dipls. to publicly remain bipartisan, examined. [Ambassador to Colombia Lewis TAMBS - feels privileged to be among 23 ambs. endorsing Helms.] Ambs. in question said all conservatives appointed by Reagan. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - considers ambs.' first responsibility is to nation's for. policy, not partisan pols.] Secretary of State George Shultz reported instructing ambs. against returning to United States for purpose of partisan political activities; his memorandum quoted on screen. [American For. Service Association spokesperson Dennis HAYS - notes effective ambs. must representative entire nation]
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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