ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1976
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(Studio) Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards gives California Governor Jerry Brown 19 delegates. Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp, 4 Senators, 2 mayors endorse Jimmy Carter. 50 uncommitted delegates released and are available to Carter. Report on Carter as Georgia governor
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Georgia) Carter's Georgia background described. He began political career with two terms in state senate and try for governor in 1966. WALB-TV film shows Carter during his campaign to be governor by 1970. [CARTER - speaks about rights of people.] 1970 Carter television commercial shown. [Georgia state senate Julian BOND - says Carter made it clear he identified with supporters of George Wallace. He said Lester Maddox reported to be best of Democratic party] In `70 campaign, Carter attacked integrity of his opponent, Atlanta attorney and ex-governor Carl Sanders. Albany, Georgia, attorney C.B. King, was another gubernatorial candidate who stood to take votes away from Sanders. [Ex-ad. executive Ray ABERNATHY - says Carter campaign directed ads. for King to be placed in another advertisement agency so they couldn't be traced. Purpose was to draw votes away from Sanders.] Carter aides dispute Abernathy's story. Carter beat Sanders and won general election. Carter's inaugural speech shown. [CARTER - says time for racial discrimination is over.] Carter's characteristics as governor cited. He worked on plan to reorg. Georgia government [CARTER - talks of consolidation of Georgia govts.] Carter says reorganization resulted in 50% administration savings. Records show size and cost of government continued to grow. Carter's budget rose 50% and payroll rose 25%. There is Georgia pride in Carter's presidential campaign.
REPORTER: Brit Hume