ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1976
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(Studio) Most Democratic candidates play down next week's primaries, preparing for final 3 the following week Ohio to be key battleground.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Cincinnati, Ohio) Senator Frank Church speaks to Ohio AFL-CIO state conv. Church gets applause. Jimmy Carter introduced; gets cooler reception. Carter lashes out at "stop Carter" movement [CARTER - upbraids those who want pols. as usual.] Carter need in Ohio said strong. Church may enter Ohio race despite Morris Udall's fear such would split anti-Carter vote. [CHURCH - denies being part of any setup. Advises Udall to run his race; let him, Church, do same. 3
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(South Dakota) Udall campaigns in SC. His prospects clouded in Ohio by Church's possible entry in that race. [UDALL - hopes Church won't enter Ohio primary, lest Carter Ohio victory result in closed, 1st ballot, conv.] Udall seeks labor support. At Cincinnati AFL-CIO conv., [UDALL - advises audience to identify their friends among the candidates.] Udall's problem said to be recognition; free-media effort mounted. [UDALL - says Carter is more like Gerald Ford on economy than like Udall, Hubert Humphrey, James Abourezk.] Udall sings "Rag Time Cowboy Joe," at South Dakota rally. Udall hopes for South Dakota and Ohio races outlined.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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