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Campaign 1976 / 6 Primaries / Democrats / Carter / Church / Brown #43516

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter wins Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee but loses to Senator Frank Church in OR and Idaho and loses to California Governor Edmund Brown Junior in NV. Carter has 864 delegates with 2 leaning; 235 for Senator Henry Jackson with 6 leaning and 162 for George Wallace. Church has 47 delegates with 2 leaning; 17 for Brown with 1 leaning. Others have 169 delegates. 420 uncommitted with 27 leaning. Illinois Governor Dan. Walker endorses Carter.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) New York City Mayor Abraham Beame endorses Carter. [BEAME - says will be difficult for convention to deny nomination to Carter.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Aboard train) Carter pledges support to Democrat nominee.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Trenton, New Jersey) [CARTER - says losing sets back psychological momentum of a campaign. Notes progress of delegate accumulation.] [CARTER - says eyes of nation will be focused on New Jersey, Ohio and California. There won't be deadlocked convention if he is supported.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Portland, OR) Church shown after Oregon win.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Aboard plane) [CHURCH - says wins launch him as serious national contender. Wins show Carter can be beaten.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Los Angeles, California) Church speaks to University of California at Los Angeles students. He'll next try for wins in Rhode Island and Ohio. Says New Jersey not on his schedule due to time and money limits.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Sacramento, California) [Governor Jerry BROWN - comments on his Nevada win and 3rd place in Oregon race.] Brown concedes that 108 New Jersey delegates are withholding support in favor of Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. His aides charting national campaign drive.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Many of Brown's Oregon write-in votes still not counted. He could beat Carter for 2nd place.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Martin, John;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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