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(Studio) Senator Howard Baker reported formally declaring his presidential candidacy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [BAKER - announces candidacy.] Wife Joy and son Derek noted. Apparent standing of Baker in relationship to Ronald Reagan and John Connally stated. [BAKER - comments on Democrats] Baker's campaign efforts against President Carter, Senator Edward Kennedy and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II examined. [BAKER - comments on Reagan, Connally, Ford.] Baker's position on Panama Canal, Equal Rights Amendment, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II mentioned. [BAKER - discusses Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, Carter, Kennedy.] His campaign organization compared to those of George Bush, Connally, Reagan. Maine straw vote this Saturday mentioned; Senator William Cohen said supporting Baker.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron
- Aaron, Betsy;
- Cronkite, Walter
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