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Campaign 1976 / Florida / Republicans / Democrats #244313

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 15, 1976
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(Studio) Recently, Press Secretary Ron Nessen said President Ford would be clobbered in Florida primary. Now Ford thinks he'll win. Report on Democrats in Florida.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Florida) George Wallace chosen as grand marshal for Daytona Beach stock car race. [WALLACE - tells drivers to start engines.] Wallace faces threat from new South moderate, Jimmy Carter. [CARTER - says nation best served by strong, independent, aggressive President working with strong and independent Congress in harmony.] Carter has strong grass-roots organization Senator Henry Jackson strong on defense and popular with south Florida's Jewish population [JACKSON - says can beat Carter here and give Wallace scare.] Wallace stays in hotel rooms mostly; privately he says he needs day off. Wallace rally shown. [WALLACE - speaks of those who want to get rid of Wallace. Wallace problem is speaking what average citizen wants to hear.] Wallace considered unbeatable here. Campaign of 3rd place winner could be in trouble.
REPORTER: David Dick

Dick, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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