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Campaign `80 $ Anderson #270107

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1980
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(Studio) John Anderson's withdrawal from Repb, race and announcement of independent candidacy quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [October 1979, ANDERSON - says he's not contemplating forming 3rd party or running as independent.] [Today, ANDERSON - announces independent candidacy.] Poll results said showing voter dissatisfaction in having to choose between President Carter and Ronald Reagan; problem posed for Anderson noted. His showing in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and virtual drumming out of Republican party during Illinois debate recalled. [REAGAN, Phil CRADlE - question Anderson's Republicanism.] [ANDERSON - responds.] Historically, cands. running outside the 2 major ptys. noted failing; independent candidacy of George Wallace against Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon recalled; details outlined on screen. Voting audience Anderson seems to be most successful with and fin. problem he faces considered; details given. Legal obstacles he has encountered outlined. [ANDERSON - says his candidacy isn't an assault on 2-party system; explains.)
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Anderson reported returning unspent matching federal campaign funds as well as releasing his delegates; his withdrawal noted leaving only `(on. Reagan and George Bush as Republican contenders [REAGAN, BUSH - comment on Anderson's independent candidacy.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob

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