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Kennedy / Withdraws From President 1976 Campaign #478990

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1974
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy announces plans to withdraw from `76 presidential campaign.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - says he can't make full commitment to `76 campaign because of family. No event can alter decision.] Reporter questions Kennedy with regard to Chappaquiddick. [KENNEDY - states decision would have been same regardless of Chappaquiddick tragedy.] Asked if victory would be sure if he decided to run. [KENNEDY - likes to believe victory would have been his.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Kennedy's decision opens up many possibilities for Democratic ticket contenders.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Democrats react to Kennedy announcement. [Senator Walter MONDALE - believes running for President to be easier for him now.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - plans to step up staffing and organization efforts as result of Kennedy decision.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Kennedy's decision good for President Ford's `76 campaign.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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