ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic candidates talk about issues.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Plains, Georgia) Carter drops low profile of previous days and talks about opponents. [CARTER - says major difference will be new leadership in White House; and problems of current lack of leadership and activity from White House] Carter says he won't fire back on personal attacks unless they come directly from Ford; to continue to use Watergate as campaign issue and tie Ford to Nixon. [CARTER - says Ford hasn't changed Nixon foreign and domestic policies.] Carter says Dole is Ford's twin in philosophy and geography and he won't have to change campaign strategy. Carter campaigns on west Coast this wkend.
REPORTER: James Walker
(Dewey Lake, Minnesota) Democratic Vice Presidential designate Senator Walter Mondale says it's legitimate to put legacy of Nixon/Watergate scandal on Republican ticket. [MONDALE - says administration has blocked reforms with regard to official lawlessness and equality before law and has made no changes in Nixon policies.] Mondale plans to campaign against Nixon, Ford and Dole as same ticket.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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