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Carter / Governors / Vice Presidential Choice / Church #44676

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1976
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(Studio) Most of Democrat govs. at national govs. conference at Hershey, Pennsylvania, endorse Jimmy Carter. Carter to meet with Senator Walter Mondale Thursday with regard to Vice President job. He met with Senator Edmund Muskie yesterday. Senator Frank Church also considered for Vice President Polled Democrat delegates indicate Church is their 1st choice for Vice President
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Church described as politician. He gave keynote speech at 1960 Democratic Convention [CHURCH - says issue is not Richard Nixon but our cntry's. hearts.] Church accused of being "Commie Pinko" due to his objection to Vietnam war. He's kept liberal position on most issues. He is 18-yr. member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Church led way for aid to elderly and conservation. He chaired Senator investigation of CIA and FBI. His family ties noted. [CHURCH - says he's scandal-proof. Never considered self part of "Stop Carter" movement. Notes compatibility between himself and Carter.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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