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Campaign 1976 / Arkansas / Kentucky / Tennessee / Idaho / Nevada / Oregon #246090

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Studio) 6 president primaries set for Tuesday Report on primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Arkansas) primaries occur in mid-S. and N.W. 26 Democrat and 27 Republican delegates at stake in Arkansas. Pols. of state defined. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter favored. Representative Morris Udall claims strong 2nd. George Wallace has all but dropped out.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Kentucky) 46 Democrat and 37 Republican delegates at stake. Carter has early start and lots of endorsements here. Ford may win in upset here.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tennessee) 46 Democrat and 43 Republican delegates at stake. Conservative Republicans led by Senator William Brock; moderates led by Senator Howard Baker. Baker favors Ford but wants to be Vice President Reagan could be hurt by suggesting Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) sale. Wallace won state in `72; Carter favored now.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(ID) 16 Democrat and 21 Republican delegates at stake. State is conservative. Elected officials are in step with Reagan. Senator Frank Church favored in his own home state. Ford hasn't been here. Carter has no chance.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NV) 11 Democrat and 18 Republican delegates at stake. Nevada is home state for Reagan's campaign chairperson, Senator Paul Laxalt. Ford organization concedes NV. California Governor Jerry Brown favored here over Carter.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(OR) 34 Democrat and 30 Republican delegates at stake. Oregon political history noted. Carter nervous about OR. Brown has well-heeled write-in campaign. Church pressing hard here. Stop-Carter campaign will be aided by Carter loss in OR. Ford expected to win.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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