ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 08, 1984
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(Studio) "Mr. Dooley" quoted with regard to Supreme Court and election results.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Important Senator races this year examined; films, political commercials shown. North Carolina's Jesse Helms (endorsed by James Watt) and opponent James Hunt cited as example No. Republican and Democrat seats in Senate outlined on screen. [Senators Richard LUGAR, Lloyd BENTSEN - note closeness of races.] Texas race between Phil Gramm and Lloyd Doggett, New Hampshire's Gordon Humphrey versus Norman D'Amours, Michigan race with Carl Levin and Jim Dunn or Jack Lousma, Iowa contest between Roger Jepsen and Tom Harkin, Tennessee race with Albert Gore, Junior and Victor Ashe (to fill Senator Howard Baker's seat), Minnesota's Rudy Boschwitz versus Joan Growe, Mississippi race with Thad Cochran and William Winter, Illinois's Charles Percy and opponent Paul Simon, Massachusetts contest to fill Paul Tsongas' seat (possibly between Ray Shamie and Elliot Richardson) discussed. Richardson recalled facing Richard Nixon during Watergate. [JEPSEN - comments on furor over his membership in nudity club.] Econs. involved for each political party mentioned.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
(Studio) Walter Mondale reported meeting today with Dan Rostenkowski; details given. Senator Dale Bumpers' perception for Democratic Convention outlined, discussed; his predictions of Jesse Jackson's and women delegates' actions at convention cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(NYC) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Ray Gandolf
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