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Campaign 1976 / Massachusetts Primary / Carter / Bayh #244571

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic candidate, Jimmy Carter, responds to criticism.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Carter campaigns after day off in Georgia. [CARTER - says nun. doesn't appreciate personal attacks among president candidates. Doesn't want to be elected if must attack fellow candidates. Doesn't depend on powerful pols. to put him in office; criticism doesn't hurt him but might hurt US.] [Senator Birch BAYH - says likes Carter personally but feels people have right to know candidates' stand on issues.] Bayh and Carter differ on public service jobs and right-to-work laws. Massachusetts primary set for Tuesday

(Studio) Report on Massachusetts, only state to vote for George McGovern in `72.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Massachusetts is 10th largest state. Unemployment is 12%. Boston Naval Shipyd., closed by Richard Nixon, shut down 13,000 jobs. Heaviest property taxes here. Massachusetts is 85% urban, 34% blue collar and lOth most unionized state. Ethnic back- grounds noted. Massachusetts is 3rd most Jewish state and 2nd most Catholic. 3% black population in Boston; busing could be issue. Alabama Governor George Wallace could get 20% of vote due to busing issue. Senator Henry Jackson close to Jews and labor; wants to exploit busing issue. Jimmy Carter will have conservative competition from Wallace and Jackson. Representative Morris Udall leads liberals. Senator Birch Bayh must improve his position. Fred Harris promises top 3 finish. Sargent Shriver must do better than 5th place. Massachusetts is 1st primary for Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp. 104 convention votes at stake.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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