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Campaign 1976 / North Carolina Primary / Democrats #245030

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1976
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(Studio) In Democrat North Carolina primary, Jimmy Carter received 54% of vote. Alabama Governor George Wallace received 35% and 4% for Senator Henry Jackson. Vote totals noted. No preference and 3 non-campaigning candidates received 7%. Report on Wallace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [WALLACE -expects voters to stand up for him.] Reporter notes favorable strength of Wallace. [WALLACE - says Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president 4 times in wheel chair.] Surveys show that Wallace's physical handicap hurt him. Faults of his political organization noted. Wallace lacks gripping issue. [WALLACE - says we'll send then a message.] [CARTER - says South ready to send a president to DC.] Wallace campaign faltered due to Carter. [WALLACE - says Carter is "warmed-over McGovern."] Carter and Wallace compared.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Montgomery, Alabama) [WALLACE - says still involved in political campaign. Doesn't help to lose.] Wallace fading fast.
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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