ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1984
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(Studio) Temp. in Dallas, Texas, yesterday noted; demonstrations planned during conv. and city's preparations for Republican gathering mentioned. Films shown. Variety of econ. and soc. factors affecting Texas pols. discussed; state's political history reviewed. [Representative Charles WILSON, county Republican spokesperson Fred MEYER - discuss Texas interpretation of Democrats] Role of conservative Texas Democrats in elecs. of Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan recalled. [Senator John TOWER - believes Texas is right of center] California said only state with more defense contractors than Texas; state's general attitude toward various political /soc. issues described. [WILSON - is surprised at lack of balance on ticket.] Texas oil region's concern that Democrats will negate tax breaks on oil holdings cited. [WILSON - hopes for consideration for region.] Importance of Texas minority vote to Mondale-Ferraro ticket considered. [S.W. Voter Registration Project spokesperson William VELASQUEZ - feels Hispanic voters are less enthusiastic about Reagan's administration than rest of country.] Courting of Hispanic voter by both ptys. mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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