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Campaign `80 / Republican Candidates/ Connally #260178

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) John Connally's announcement in Washington, DC of candidacy for 1980 Republican president nomination noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Background report on Connally's White House aspirations from days of association with Richard Nixon, Watergate and own bribery trial to 1976 campaign between Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. [CONNALLY - comments on state of nation Asks wife, Nellie, to join him. Announces candidacy.] Capitol Hill GOP reaction to announcement stated. 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern's reaction to announcement by man who ran Democrats for Nixon in 1972 reported [McGOVERN - comments; thinks Connally combines elements of Watergate and Vietnam.] [CONNALLY - responds to McGovern.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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