[Bill Owens vs. Royal Bolling, Sr.]
Original Airdate: 6/21/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that the Ballot Commission must determine whether several dozen signatures included in the nominating papers of Bill Owens (candidate for State Senate) are valid. Fields notes that if the signatures are invalidated, Owens' name will not appear on the primary ballot for the second Suffolk County seat, the only district ever to be held by an African American. Fields interviews Owens about his nomination papers and about the race. Fields' report includes footage of Owens at a hearing of the Ballot Commission. Fields reports that the name of Owens's main rival for the seat, Royal Bolling, Sr. (State Senator) will not appear on the ballot, because Bolling did not file nominating papers on time. Fields interviews Bolling, Sr. about his failure to file nomination papers on time. Fields notes the ongoing political competition between the Owens and Bolling families. She adds that both candidates deny that the rivalry between the families is serious. Fields' report includes footage of Owens and Bolling, Sr. at a campaign debate in 1986 and footage of Bolling, Sr. at a legislative hearing. Fields' report also includes footage of Shirley Owens Hicks (sister of Bill Owens) at a Boston School Committee meeting and footage of Royal Bolling, Jr. at a press conference with Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Andrew Jones (community activist).
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Royal, Jr.
Bolling, Royal, Sr.
Hicks, Shirley Owens
Type : Genre
News - Television
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