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Campaign 1976 / Carter #246274

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Jimmy Carter's campaign.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Plains, Georgia) Carter came out of obscurity to national prominence. His personal characteristics, both good and bad, noted. Last night, he won his 11th primary. His rise to political fame unorthodox.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Carter's national headquarters in Atlanta, not DC. His staff is inexperienced with regard to national pols. Campaign manager Hamilton Jordan, 31, is from Georgia. He was involved in Carter's 1966 try for governor and said 4 years ago that Carter should seek president Press Secretary Jody Powell, 32, is perhaps Carter's closest aide. Georgia attorney and friend of Carter, Charles Kirbo, 59, advises organization Advertising executive, Gerald Rafshoon, 42, is Carter's media adviser. Pollster Pat Cadell is Carter insider now. Morris Dees is in charge of direct mail fund raising. Dees and Cadell worked for Senator George McGovern in 1972. Wife, Rosalynn,is tireless campaigner and top adviser. [JORDAN - speaks of future goals.] Carter now spending more time courting delegates and thinking about party platform.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger

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