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1984 Vote / Maine Caucuses #89077

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Augusta, ME) Walter Mondale's campaign here in anticipation of upcoming caucuses and in reaction to Gary Hart's defeat of him in New Hampshire primary examined; films shown. [MONDALE - claims Hart cannot match his commitment to arms control, economy; is proud of his record on helping the underdog.] Mondale TV commercial attacking Hart shown. [HART - believes negative campaign never wins.]

(Studio) Caucus process explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Portland, ME) Importance of Maine caucuses to Mondale in light of his New Hampshire debacle examined. [Mondale campaign manager Robert BECKEL - hadn't expected race against Hart.] Both Hart and Mondale said courting Alan Cranston's former supporters. [Former Cranston coordinator Craig BROWN - claims bulk of Cranston supporters are now backing Hart.] Anticipated outcome of ME caucuses, as predicted by Hart and Mondale camps, considered.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) "This Wk." announced. Fin. problems of John Glenn's campaign explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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