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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire / Carter / Jackson #487133

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1976
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(Studio) New Hampshire's "Manchester Union Leader" criticizes Jimmy Carter's gun control stand. Reporter recs. letter Carter wrote on "right to work" laws, which indicates position different from 1 he takes now. Senator Henry Jackson also has copy of letter.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Mbr. of AFL-CIO's political arm passed letter on to Jackson. Carter wrote letter against doing away "right to work" law in 1971. Org. labor opposes these laws. Letter shown. [JACKSON - says letter makes it clear Carter supports "right to work" legislature] Carter denies that, but Jackson and organized labor supporters to make letter issue in Massachusetts and Florida. AFL-CIO President George Meany says not aware of AFL-CIO "Stop Carter" movement but not aware of "Start Carter" movement either.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Concord, New Hampshire) Large press group follows Carter. [CARTER - says Jackson is good man and slipping in Florida polls. Won't win by creating dissension between self and other candidates. Time to heal wounds and tell Americans what government cam be.] Carter says he doesn't feel strongly either way re: "right to work" laws. Carter feels he has good chance of coming out lat in primary.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Woodruff, Judy

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