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(Studio) Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan reported moving close to numerical locks of pres. nomination; primaries and caucuses soon in Texas, DC, IN, North Carolina, and Tennessee noted. No. of delegates at stake mentioned. Current delegate count for Carter, Edward Kennedy, Reagan, George Bush listed on screen.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Reagan's financial problems examined; radio and television commercial featuring Senator Jesse Helms heard and shown. Reagan campaign's reliance on independent orgs. for financial support outlined; amount spent by Fund for Conservative Majority and their ad in today's "Wall Street Journal" noted. [Fund spokesperson Ralph GALLIANO - comments on spending limits.] Amt. of independent spending for John Anderson, Edward Kennedy cited. [Common Cause vice president Fred WERTHEIMER - comments.] Contrast between current campaign spending laws and freedom of independent orgs. with regard to fins. noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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