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Campaign `80 / Demo. Cow. #272581

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1980
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(Studio) Efforts for open Democratic Convention said increasing, with some overtones of dump-Carter movement
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Those forming committee to draft Secretary of State Edmund Muskie for president cand. said acting independently of Muskie; many delegates said reluctant to join movement for open convention due to belief that it's a front for Senator Edward Kennedy's campaign Letter Robert Strauss is sending to delegates outlined, quoted in part; those signing another letter, in support of open conv., listed on screen. [Bella ABZUG - comments.] Poll taken by Senator Gaylord Nelson noted showing President Carter finishing 3rd behind Ronald Reagan and John Anderson in Milwaukee, WI, district
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) National Govs.' Association, meeting in Denver, reported sidestepping open conv. issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denver, Colorado) Both the Carter and Kennedy camps noted having lobbyists at Democrat govs. breakfast; govs. said only voting on Democratic platform. [Governor William CLINTON - comments on Robert Stauss.] [STRAUSS - responds.] [Kennedy campaign deputy manager Patrick LUCEY - comments.] [STRAUSS - comments.) No. of govs. allegedly favoring rule at issue in open convention mentioned; Republican govs.' breakfast discussed.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Morton, Bruce

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