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1984 Vote / Mondale-Hart Contest #89048

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 18, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale reported winning Puerto Rico primary; number delegates involved mentioned. Gary Hart said claiming primary was rigged against him and thus did not contest outcome. Mondale's win in Michigan and Arkansas yesterday recalled; importance of upcoming Illinois primary discussed. ABC News-Washington "Post" poll of Illinois listed on screen; implications for Hart-Mondale contest of Jesse Jackson's perceived strength in Illinois considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Chicago, Illinois) Mondale's campaign efforts here today described, shown. [MONDALE - dismisses issue of black vote; feels confident in race against Hart.] Tonight's debate here discussed.

(Chicago, Illinois) Jackson's anticipated showing in Illinois, relying on black voter turnout, examined. [JACKSON - encourages supporters; criticizes Mondale.] Mayor Harold Washington's political motive in supporting Jackson explained. [WASHINGTON - solicits votes for Jackson.]
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker

(Chicago, Illinois) Hart's Illinois campaign featured; films shown. [HART - discusses Michigan loss to Mondale; criticizes Mondale's negative approach to campaign]
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Chicago, Illinois) Chicago mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington noted violating late Richard Daley's political tradition of placing city pols. above ntl.; films of each administration shown. Washington's power struggle with alderman Edward Vrdolyak and effort to exploit current Democrat president contest for his local political gain examined; his support of Jesse Jackson cited as ex. [Mayor's political aide Joe GARDNER - explains strategy.] [Ward boss Roman PUCINSKI - is concerned over Washington's impact against Vrdolyak.] Mondale's courting of machine's white ethnic voters noted illustrated by recent campaign stint with Pucinski; Hart's Illinois campaign approach, linking Mondale with Vrdolyak, recalled, shown.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Americans for Democrat Action, a liberal organization, and Americans for Constitutional Action, a conservative group, noted both analyzing voting records of Hart and Mondale; their findings outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

6:37:40 (COMMERCIAL: Clorets; Carrier Air Conditioning.)

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Shepard, Steve;
Vanocur, Sander;
Walker, Kenneth.

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