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Billy Carter Affair / Democratic Party #271935

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 1980
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(Studio) Statement by Senate majority leader Robert Byrd that Democratic Party has been embarrassed by Billy Carter controversy cited. Byrd said still believing President will be renominated. Noted President is trailing Ronald Reagan in opinion polls.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell said terming open convention idea Kennedy-inspired idea to take advantage of current difficulties in Carter administration [Democratic National Committee Chairperson John WHITE - says for party to turn on commitment to American people would be catastrophe.] Billy Carter situation noted. [WHITE - says Billy's situation does not help Carter.] Politicians inability to choose relatives noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Osgood, Charles;
Pierpoint, Robert

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