Raw footage for The 90's election specials. On this tape, President Bush calls in to a rally hosted by Republican Illinois Governor Jim Edgar (1946-) and Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra (1943-).
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00:10Copy video clip URL At a polling place on the primary election day 1992, volunteers chat and work.
06:37Copy video clip URL The tape cuts to a Bush rally in an hotel on primary election day. Lots of balloons and a sign that says “Bush Quayle ’92” over a stage. There is a live jazz band, and people in suits begin to arrive.
11:32Copy video clip URL Bob Kustra, the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, talks about Bush’s success, and introduces Governor Jim Edgar. Edgar reports on primary votes coming in as the crowd awaits the president’s call.
17:00Copy video clip URL After various amusing technical difficulties, President George H.W. Bush phones in to the rally. Bush and Edgar banter for a minute before Bush moves on to the next call.
19:24Copy video clip URL Various Republican Illinois politicians speak to the crowd. Senate candidate Rich Williamson comes onstage briefly to promote himself, and then Jack O’Malley, the incumbent Cook County State’s Attorney.
22:15Copy video clip URL George Ryan, then Illinois Secretary of State, also endorses the Republican candidate. Jack O’Malley also encourages the Bush reelection, and then Jim Edgar has Kustra introduce many Republican politicians running in the election, including Lee Daniels.
28:34Copy video clip URL End of tape.