CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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5;42;40 CAMPAIGN `78 / Colorado Elections / Carter Issue
(Studio) President Carter's 1976 presidential election losses in all 11 far West states noted. Indications that he's less popular there now, as evidenced by Colorado election campaign, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Grand Junction, Colorado) Colorado Governor Richard Lamm's troubles in bid for reelection against opponent, Republican state senate Ted Strickland, due in part to President Carter's unpopularity in region outlined. [LAMM - says attempts will be made to hang Carter around neck of every senate, representative and governor in West. Compares President's popularity here to that of Sherman in Georgia.] Question to Carter in news conference about this reported. [CARTER - thinks popularity with Lamm hasn't fluctuated much since becoming president] Lamm's opposition to many Carter policies listed; is noted that this could help him in Colorado campaign. [LAMM - doesn't think President would feel welcome here and doesn't think he would be wanted.] [STRICKLAND - will remind voters that Carter is of same party as incumbent Colorado governor] Colorado senate race and Carter issue described. Poster being circulated by Republican challenger, Representative William Armstrong, about incumbent Senator Floyd Haskell and Carter mentioned; poster circulated by Haskell forces in retaliation, showing Armstrong with Richard Nixon, noted. [ARMSTRONG - discusses importance of Carter issue to senate race.] [HASKELL - reports voting both for and against Carter. Did same with Gerald Ford.] Rocky Mountains mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg