[Lee Atwater visits Massachusetts]
Original Airdate: 4/25/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Lee Atwater (Chairman, Republican National Committee) visited Massachusetts for a Republican Party fundraiser. Vaillancourt reports that Atwater is optimistic about the Massachusetts Republican Party. Vaillancourt notes that Atwater has been making efforts to recruit minorities to the Republican Party. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of students at Howard University protesting Atwater's trusteeship at Howard University. Vaillancourt reports that critics accuse the Republican Party of racist politics. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of David Duke (former Ku Klux Klan wizard at a press conference. Vaillancourt notes that Atwater denies exploiting racial issues in 1988 presidential campaign advertisements. Vaillancourt's report features footage of Atwater speaking at the fundraiser. Atwater predicts that the next governor of Massachusetts will be a Republican. Atwater defends the Willie Horton campaign advertisements and condemns David Duke. Atwater shakes hands with Herman Wheeler (President, MBTA Police Officers Association), who recently switched his allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Universities and colleges
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Republican National Party
Type : Genre
News - Television
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