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1980 Presidential Campaign / Kennedy / Byrne Endorsement #260789

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 27, 1979
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(Studio) Rptd. Mayor Jane Byrne of Chicago will not endorse President Carter for renomination, but will endorse Senator Ted Kennedy.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) [BYRNE - says she would renominate President Carter; changes her endorsement.] Ted Kennedy described as delighted. [KENNEDY - criticizes Carter administration position on decontrol of oil and windfall profits tax.] Kennedy for President committee said to be opening campaign on Monday.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(DC) Democratic Party Chairperson John White described as surprised by Byrne's switch of endorsements. Possibility President Carter could lose primary election in Illinois noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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