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Campaign 1976 / Carter / California Campaign Problems #243173

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1976
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(Studio) Some Democrats have expressed dismay that Carter not using existing pol. orgs. California is example.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Comments by 1 California Democrat political leader working for Carter with regard to problems noted, incling. Carter's San Diego speech some days ago. (Scenes of San Diego activities shown.) Leader also says Carter California campaign manager Terry O'Connell in over his head. [O'CONNELL - says they've not tried to run campaign for party pols., but for people.] O'Connell ran Senator Henry Jackson's Massachusetts and New York primary campaigns; says problems in early Carter California campaign ironed out. [O'CONNELL - says campaign will reach out to grass roots people to get them to vote.] Problems in California headquarters noted. Regional coordinator Reynoldo Martinez hired only 3 weeks ago. [MARTINEZ - says campaign has to meet emotional needs of people.] According to 1 of California liberal leaders, Harold Willens, there are signs of disaffection. [WILLIAMS - says liberals wondering where Carter is on socio-econ. issues and about religion.] Party regulars express irritation at not being consulted. [Former Governor Edmund G. (Pat) BROWN, Senior - says Carter's appearances in California few and not well thought out and organization hasn't mobilized old-time pols.] Support of Carter by Governor Jerry Brown has been questioned. [California Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) BROWN, Junior - says he's doing all he can; says essence of campaign is 2 candidates.] Carter has little time to solve problems here.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:40

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