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Campaign `80 / Carter-Kennedy #266179

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 1979
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's past replies to question of his challenging President Carter for Democratic nomination recalled. [KENNEDY - says he expects President to run, be renominated and reelec.] Kennedy's new reply to same question cited [KENNEDY - says he hasn't ruled out possibility of candidacy.] Effect of Kennedy's new position on Democratic party said exemplified by statement of national party chairperson John White; White quoted. Carter said followed into Connecticut and Ohio today by specter of Kennedy candidate
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Steubenville, Ohio) Senator Lowell Weicker, Carter's guest on Air Force One, quoted with regard to Kennedy. [CARTER - notes he's not tempted to join ranks of retired.] President's announcement of adequate heating oil supplies noted; Hartford's shortage of fuel last winter recalled. [CARTER - announces necessary fuel availability.] Formation of inter-agency government group to speed oil to needy regions announced; Carter's request of Congress for addition- al funds to help poor with energy bills detailed. [CARTER - responds to question about national health insurance plan.] No. of times Kennedy's name arose mentioned. [CARTER - comments.] Motorcade from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Steubenvill Ohio, and Ohio's reception for Carter examined; films shown. [CARTER - discusses energy at town meeting] Pol. benefits of such campaign trips cited.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl.

(Studio) Rosalynn Carter's presence in Manchester, New Hampshire, for opening of Carter-Mondale reelec. headquarters, reported; films shown. State Democrat chairperson noted predicting Kennedy, as declared cand., would win New Hampshire primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl., Lesley

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