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The Tom Wright Collection - Election Results Coverage (1986)

Tom Wright

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  •  KFDM-TV anchor Albert Zipp reviews incoming election results 
  •  Tom Wright speaks with candidate Ed Moore about his campaign and expected win. Moore was the first African American to be elected a Jefferson County commissioner.  
  •  At election night headquarters for Republican candidate Lisa Duperier. Duperier unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Jack Brooks in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives.  
  •  H. E. “Bubba” Coussou, Republican candidate for State Representative, District 21, responds to disappointing numbers. Coussou lost to Democratic incumbent Mark Stiles. 
  •  Duperier is unwilling to accept defeat just yet 
  •  The candidate hints at voter irregularities 
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Broadcast live on KFDM-TV in Beaumont, this footage features a series of news segments covering the results of the November 4, 1986, election. Anchor Albert Zipp analyzes the numbers while correspondent Tom Wright meets with candidates from three separate races: Jefferson County Commissioner, Precinct 4; US House of Representatives, District 9; and Texas House of Representatives, District 21. Joining the station in 1985, Wright has worked for KFDM for more than 30 years. He currently serves as a news managing editor.