NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1976
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(Studio) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp to be in Massachusetts primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No locations given) Shapp runs on his record as Pennsylvania Governor Pennsylvania $500 million in debt when Shapp took office. State now has balanced budget with no tax increases [SHAPP - cites Pennsylvania economy improvements.] His budget speech used as campaign document.] Shapp campaigns in Florida. [WOMAN - wants to know who is Shapp.] Since Shapp been governor, number of state workers indicted for corruption; some convicted. [SHAPP - says cleaned up practice of collecting 5% in Pennsylvania.] He is 1st Jewish presidential candidate to make serious run. [SHAPP - says most voters will vote for whoever will do best job.] Shapp at best on television talk shows and before small groups. Re: big government, he says he can cut payrolls and improve services. Says government projects could create jobs. Re: inflation, he's for ending shortages and stopping price-fixing and not cut back on jobs. He wants to avoid busing by improving schools. Re: detente, says United States should bargain from strength. January news poll showed Shapp running last; he's not well known. [SHAPP - says will be next President if message gets across.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt