ABC Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Pols. of President Reagan's tax reform campaign examined; films shown. [REAGAN - thinks country will endorse his proposal.] Purpose of his plan listed on screen, discussed; importance of Representative Dan Rostenkowski stopping President from gaining political advantage on reform issue considered. [Barber CONABLE - expects House Democrats to control reform process; warns against underestimating Rostenkowski.] Rostenkowski said using reform issue to win Representative Thomas O'Neill's speaker position over Representative Jim Wright; Representative Jack Kemp thought using his tax reform bill to launch 1988 presidential campaign Similar political aspirations of Senators Robert Dole and Bill Bradley and of Representative Richard Gephardt, all with own tax reform bills or agendas, discussed.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
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