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Campaign 1976 / Vermont and Massachusetts Primaries / Republicans / Democrats #244951

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) Massachusetts and Vermont hold president primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Freezing and snowy weather hits. 4 towns in Vermont postpone elections due to 1 foot of snow. No convention delegates at stake in Vermont and no presidential candidate campaigned hard there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) CBS estimates President Ford to have 75% of Vermont vote; he's not opposed. In Vermont returns of 19% precincts, Ford received 2092 votes; Ronald Reagan recd. 583 write-in votes. In Democratic primary, with 19% precincts in, Jimmy Carter received 1080; 482 for Sargent Shriver, and 306 for Fred Harris. Report on Democrat president contest in Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Carter spent 80 hrs. in Massachusetts. His organization telephones potential voters. Senator Henry Jackson spent more time and money here than anyone else.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Florida) Jackson campaigns in Florida; takes poke at Carter, who could take his rightwing votes.
REPORTER: Bill Plante (narrates)

(Massachusetts) George Wallace hopes to broaden his constituency due to his antibusing stance. Representative Morris Udall hopes to win in Massachusetts, with help of liberals. Representative Thomas "Tip" O'Neill and ex-Watergate prosecutor, Archibald Cox, support him. Senator Birch Bayh wants to keep his candidacy credible. Fred Harris enthusiastic but short on funds. Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp said he'd surprise all in his 1st primary. Sargent Shriver not expected to do well.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) CBS and "New York Times" polled Massachusetts voters leaving polls. Poll shows Ford ahead of Reagan and Udall and Jackson leading Democrats with Wallace and Carter close behind. Report on Democrat positioning.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Pol. operatives in George McGovern wing of Democratic party plan to persuade Bayh to drop out in favor of Udall. Bayh may drop out if Udall trounces him. Carter rptdly. heightened sense of urgency with regard to problem.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Reports on Massachusetts and Vermont to follow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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