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Campaign `80 / Carter and Kennedy / Ford #260605

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1979
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(Studio) Final tally of Florida's straw vote reported showing President Carter beating Senator Edward Kennedy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Final Florida count shown. [KENNEDY - comments.] [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - comments.] Details of Dade Cnty. vote given.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Details of Florida caucus given; draft-Kennedy movement noted 1st group to attach importance to it. Kennedy noted saying that upcoming Iowa caucus is 1st true test. Kennedy noted getting endorsement of George McGovern today, as well as 1st governor to announce support for president cand., Maine Governor Joseph Brennan. President Carter reported asking speaker Tip O'Neill to preside over 1980 Democrat conv.; O'Neill's acceptance noted. Gerald Ford said taking self out of Republican race, despite poll standings against Ronald Reagan; Ford quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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