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Campaign 1976 / Democrats / Nebraska / West Virginia / Connecticut / Delegates #43260

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Frank Church defeats Jimmy Carter in Nebraska primary 39-38%. Church spent 3 times amount Carter spent and campaigned 11 days in Nebraska compared to Carter's 2.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Omaha, Nebraska) Church told he was ahead at airport.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Nebraska) [CHURCH - says has pulled out political miracle here. It's on to OR; this election not over yet.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(OR) Church says win shows people not turned off by those with DC experience. Says president not the place for on-the-job training.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Salisbury, MD) Carter greets crowd of people. [CARTER - says would rather have won in Nebraska. Can't concentrate efforts in just 1 state. Congratulates Church. Inexorable nature of victory becoming more apparent.] Carter still has momentum and is gaining delegates.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Favorite son, Senator Robert Byrd, beat his only opposition, George Wallace, in West Virginia 89%-11%. Carter edges out Representative Morris Udall 33%-31% in Connecticut. Carter has total of 621 delegates; 235 for Senator Henry Jackson; 195 for Udall; 143 for Wallace; 151 for others and 444 uncommitted. Church won 15 delegates. Connecticut won't hand out delegates until June.

Donaldson, Sam;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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