[Rushing vs. Duffy]
Original Airdate: 10/22/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Mike Duffy (Republican candidate for State Representative) are competing for the state representative seat in the ninth Suffolk District. Jones interviews both Rushing and Duffy. Rushing accuses Duffy of lying about Rushing's political record. Rushing says that Duffy cannot find issues on which to challenge him. Duffy says that Rushing is arrogant and out of touch with his constituents. Duffy calls Rushing presumptuous for declaring himself "the lesbian and gay candidate." Jones reports that Duffy is openly gay in a district with a high percentage of gay and lesbian voters. Jones notes that Rushing has been endorsed by several gay and lesbian activists. He adds that lesbian and gay voters may decide the race. Jones reviews the candidates' positions on the issues. Jones notes that Rushing must prove himself to voters. He adds that there is hostility toward incumbents on the part of many voters during this election season. Jones report is accompanied by footage of both candidates campaigning and by footage of both candidates at their campaign headquarters.
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African American politicians
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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