ABC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Los Angeles, California) 6 primaries set for Tuesday Oregon primary is most important to Democrats Jimmy Carter and Senator Frank Church are on ballot. California Governor Edmund Brown Junior campaigns for write-in votes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(OR) Carter campaigns at plant. [CARTER - tells college group to vote seriously for pers. choice.] Carter buys 1/2 hour call-in television show. Volunteers appeal for support. [MAN - reminds voter of primary and asks him if he's considered voting for Carter.] Carter's drive for nomination could be in trouble if he loses Oregon election like he lost Nebraska and MD.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(OR) Church campaigns hard. Poll shows him close to Carter. Labor groups, OR's largest newspaper and Governor Robert Straub endorse Church. [CHURCH - notes his growing Oregon support.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(NV) Wins in Oregon and Idaho would give Church 2 out of 3 in Tuesday primaries in his native region. Church recs. honorary degree in NV. He concedes Nevada to Brown; hopes for 2nd place. Wins would help Church against Carter in June primaries.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(OR) Brown cancels visit to South California to campaign in OR. Crowds wait to see Brown, who was running late. Brown returned after hearing of poll that showed he and Carter are even. Brown staff spending $102,000 here. 1000 volunteers will explain write-in process at the polls. Brown listens to fishermen's complaints. [BROWN - says wouldn't be surprised if he won or didn't win.] Brown says lack of time is his biggest opponent.
REPORTER: John Martin
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