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Campaign '76 / Primaries / New York / Rhode Island #247962

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1976
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(Studio) In Tuesday's New York primary, Dan. Patrick Moynihan wins Democratic Senator nomination over chief opponent Bella Abzug.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Moynihan wins by margin of 1%. [MOYNIHAN - says it's a whopping 1%.] Abzug gave up seat in Congress to run for Senator; will wait for final recount, but says she's accepted defeat. (Interview by Bernard Shaw.) [ABZUG - says she'll help unify party to defeat Senator James Buckley and get Carter and Mondale elected.] Buckley wins easily over Representative Peter Peyser in Republican primary; Buckley and Moynihan launch campaigns in separate news conferences. [BUCKLEY - says Moynihan as Senator would lead charge in wrong direction.] [MOYNIHAN - says Buckley would think it was wrong direction, but Moynihan will lead charge.] [BUCKLEY - welcomes Prof. Moynihan to race.] [MOYNIHAN - comments on Buckley's calling him professor; says it's going to be long, difficult time.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) Doz. state primaries held Tuesday Rhode Island Democratic Senator nomination close. In contest to select successor to retiring Senator John Pastore, Richard Lorber led Governor Phillip Noel by 361 votes; outcome hinges on 3,111 absentee votes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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