CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1980
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Reagan organization reported beginning search for vice president running mate by meeting with Senators Howard Baker, Richard Lugar and William Simon, Gerald Ford's treasurer secretary; information these 3 have been asked to provide Reagan campaign listed on screen. Reagan campaign manager William Casey said trying to avoid repeat of Democrat's 1972 experience when it became known that Thomas Eagleton had undergone "mental treatment." [CASEY - comments.] Several Republicans thought being asked to provide same information before process is completed.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Studio) John Anderson's court efforts to get on Ohio ballot reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Chicago, Illinois) Anderson campaign's financial situation examined; films shown. His candidate status in various states outlined on map. [ANDERSON - campaigns.] Specifics with regard to his financial straits detailed; Carter, Reagan campaigns. compared. Kansas City scheduling mix-up at Anderson fundraiser cited as example of problems arising from amateur campaign staffs. [Kansas City City coordinator Stephen METZLER - comments.] Similar problem at Pittsburgh Steel plant recalled. [ANDERSON - notes campaign's relationship with labor leaders] Criticism of his campaign's lack of appeal to black volunteer workers noted. [WOMAN - comments.] General problems faced by Anderson's campaign outlined.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara (KDKA-TV newstape)
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