CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1975
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(Studio) Ex-OK Senator Fred Harris qualifies for matching federal campaign funds; 7th Democrat to do so. Has campaign orgs. in 45 states. Campaign committee for Ronald Reagan begins work in New Hampshire. Ex-Governor Hugh Gregg heads organization 10 declared or undeclared Democrats in race and 2 Republicans
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [HARRIS - announces candidacy.] [CARTER - announces candidacy.] [Sargent SHRIVER - announces candidacy.] No women have announced. Fewer than 6 women have run for president since 1872. [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - announces candidacy in 1972.] [CHISHOLM - says political machines won't put out money for female.] Representative Patsy Mink toyed with idea of running in 1972. [Representative Bella ABZUG - says if women run now, they'll run to win.] Film shows 1972 Democratic Convention Late effort made at convention to put Representative Frances Farenthold on ticket for Vice President Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso spoken of as possible Vice President nominee. [GRASSO - says interests me that men want woman Vice President] More women running for office. In Gallup poll, 73% say they would vote for woman president; 23% say no: 44% said no in 1955: 52% said yes.
REPORTER: Morton Dean