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Governors' Conference / New Orleans / Presidential Hopefuls #38048

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 09, 1975
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(Studio) National govs.' conference opens in New Orleans; potential presidential candidates present.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp announces plans to seek Democrat nom. for President in `76. [SHAPP - says as of now, he intends to become candidate.] Alabama Governor George Wallace also has sights on presidency. [WALLACE - says he hasn't formally announced plans to seek presidency, but he's physically able to be governor or President] [New Hampshire Governor Meldrim THOMSON - says if presidential candidates narrow to some like Gerald Ford and Teddy Kennedy, 3rd party sure to run candidate. 3rd party candidate could be Wallace; to support Wallace in opposition to Ford.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) In conf.'s opening speech, chairperson govs.' conf., Utah Governor Calvin Rampton, says he wants to see all property taxes abolished and replaced with something more viable. Govs. also call special session to draft demand that their states get all or part of funds from proposed new gas tax before Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry

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