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Campaign 1976 / Massachusetts Primary / Democrats / Shriver #42106

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford and Ronald Reagan rely on advertising for Massachusetts primary.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Massachusetts) 600,000 expected to vote. Symbol of resistance to government-ordered desegregation, Alabama Governor George Wallace, is popular because of antibusing sentiment. Senator Henry Jackson also proclaims his antibusing stand. Ex-UN amb. Dan Patrick Moynihan, endorses Jackson. Jimmy Carter's theme is cleaning up Washington, DC bureaucratic mess. Senator Birch Bayh appeals to labor vote. Representative Morris Udall seeks liberal vote. Sargent Shriver hopes to rescue his credibility as liberal candidate. Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp is long shot but may appeal to liberals. Fred Harris speaks against privileged.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) If Shriver doesn't do well in Massachusetts, he probably won't make it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Massachussetts) Few voters see him as qualified to be President Poll shows him ahead of Carter in VT. Shriver spending $200,000 in Massachusetts campaign. Senator Edward Kennedy has given no help to his brother-in-law; he campaigns for own senate reelection. Says his ties to Massachusetts make him only presidential candidate who really understands Massachusetts's problems. [SHRIVER - says pays taxes here.] Shriver campaign haunted by possible Kennedy takeover at Democratic Convention

Clark, Bob;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry

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