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Campaign 1976 / Jackson / Udall / Carter #43198

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 01, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson pulls out of the presidential race.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Aboard plane) Jackson and wife flew back home for announcement. He'll campaign some to stay eligible for federal matching funds. [JACKSON - says would have helped if Senator Hubert H. Humphrey had withdrawn from race earlier.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Seattle, WA) [JACKSON - ending active pursuit of president nomination. Org. out of money. Notes his lack of funds.] Jackson not interested in Vice President post and says he won't endorse another candidate for president now. Says Jimmy Carter has commanding lead.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(New Brunswick, New Jersey) Representative Morris Udall appeals for Jackson supporters before announcement made. [UDALL - says going after Jackson supporters. Could have been different Pennsylvania result if had Jackson's support while in Pennsylvania. Carter owes United States some positions.] Udall knows he must establish voter enthusiasm before Michigan primary if he's to be alternate to Carter.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Macon, Georgia) [CARTER - says Jackson's withdrawal makes campaign easier, but don't take anything for granted.] Carter plans to keep 1 eye on Udall and California Governor Edmund Brown Junior and cut back pace and concentrate on unifying party, studying issues and preparing for November election.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Bell, Steve;
Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Shoemaker, Dick

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