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Campaign 1976 / Massachusetts Primary / Demo. Results / Bayh #42518

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 03, 1976
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(Studio) In Massachusetts Democratic primary, Senator Henry Jackson won with 23% vote; 18% for Representative Morris Udall; 17% for Alabama Governor George Wallace, and 14% for Jimmy Carter. Vote totals noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Jackson is candidate of big government, without charisma or class. He has good political organization with solid financial base. [JACKSON - says Massachusetts working people elected him. Must win big industry state to be elected President] His stance on issues noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Boston, Massachusetts) Udall came in 2nd in 2 primaries. [UDALL - says Udall is candidate of progressive Democrats]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(NYC) [UDALL - says chances of stopping Carter, Jackson and Wallace lie with him. Hopes Birch Bayh's supporters and others will feel that way.] Udall hopes Bayh will withdraw and endorse him; helping in New York primary.

(Miami, Florida) Wallace speaks to large rally. [WALLACE - says will take Democratic party away from far left.] [WALLACE - elated with Massachusetts vote.] Wallace predicts Florida victory.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Florida) Carter says low Massachusetts voter turnout hurt him and Jackson exploited busing issue. [CARTER - says he underestimated busing issue.] Carter's blitzkrieg to Democratic nomination stopped.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Fred Harris received 8% of Democratic primary vote; 7% for Sargent Shriver, and 5% for Birch Bayh. Vote totals noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Bayh says he'll think about dropping out of race.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Aboard plane) [BAYH - says trying to decide.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(DC) Some in Bayh headquarters pack and get ready to leave. He'll probably keep org. together for while, but his campaign over.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Anti-abortion candidate, Ellen McCormack, received 4% and Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp received 3%. Vote totals noted. Harry Reasoner talks to reporter via screen.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Reporter suggests reasons for Jackson's victory. His win tightens up Democrat race.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow; Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Farmer, Don;
Gibson, Charles;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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