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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford goes to Illinois for campaigning.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rockford, Illinois) Ford speaks to members of farm belt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Jimmy Carter and Alabama Governor George Wallace campaign in Illinois. Sargent Shriver picks up support from Its. of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Daley stays out of presidential race and focuses on gubernatorial challenge to his control of Democratic party
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Incumbent Governor Dan Walker and Daley's candidate, Mike Howlett, running for Democratic nomination for governor Walker alienated many supporters during term. He's a political loner with president ambitions; fights Daley for control of Democratic Convention delegates. Howlett was early favorite but hurt by disclosures of recing. $15,000 year for 15 years from private co. while on public payroll; of paying personal income taxes on $100,000 in political gifts, and of accepting campaign loan from corporation with race track holdings. People who did business with state gave Walker campaign funds. He nominated 1 large contributor to state post and then withdrew offer due to questionable connections. Until this week, Walker refused to disclose all `72 contributors. Reporter says campaign is 1 of dirtiest ever in Illinois pols. Daley wants to dump Walker and be vindicated as power broker. [DALEY - says has no apology for anyone.] Daley runs slates of delegates pledged to Senator Adlai Stevenson. If Walker wins primary, he'll quickly decide if he'll enter California primary.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:03:30

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