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Campaign `78 / California #258227

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1978
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(Studio) Possible effects of campaign `78 on 1980 presidential campaign stated. Upcoming report on California's `78 elecs. noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Background on California Governor Jerry Brown, especially view of many that he's running for 1980 president nomination and his own apparent view of position in world along with Israeli Prime Min. Begin and West German Chancellor Schmidt, given. California Republicans' attitude toward Brown and his expenditures in reelec. campaign reported [State assemblyman Ken MADDY - says Brown has spent over 3 years turning back to state and it will catch up with him.] [San Diego Mayor Pete WILSON - says Californians are unhappy with Brown and his actions.] [Former Los Angeles police chief Ed DAVIS - notes Brown's drop in polls.] [State attorney general Evelle YOUNGER - thinks voters won't vote for most unusu. candidate.] [State senate John BRIGGS - thinks only person that can beat Brown is Brown himself; thinks Brown's doing good job of just that.] Background on Younger, till lately Republican front-runner, and who is former FBI agent. [YOUNGER - describes Brown as he's viewed governor from office of state attorney general in Sacramento.] Background on Wilson given. [WILSON - compares Brown's rhetoric to that of Ronald Reagan; says Brown's performance is that of spender.] Background on Maddy given. [MADDY - says people of state don't want what Brown has tried to implant in them.] Background on Davis given. [DAVIS - compares Brown's actions to those of King George] Background on Briggs, who is from Fullerton, California, given; his campaign against homosexual teachers noted. [BRIGGS - thinks Brown is classic demagogue.] Brown's reaction to GOP criticism noted. [BROWN - won't let checkbook Republicans overcome what he knows to be truth.] Is stated that landslide victory for Brown could send him well on way to rival President Carter for 1980 Democrat president nomination.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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