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Campaign 1976 / Massachusetts Primary / Carter / Wallace / Jackson #487258

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter says he won't answer attacks on him by other Democrat pres. candidates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Carter arrives to campaign before March 2 primary. [CARTER - says won't be elected President if he has to attack opponents. Not in favor of mandatory busing. Cites his proposal.] Carter gets extra news media attention because of New Hampshire win. He won't return before Massachusetts primary.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson promises to name woman to Supreme Court if elected. Governor George Wallace flies to Alabama; returns to Massachusetts Monday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Wallace began his Massachusetts campaign in January Supporters wave anti- busing signs. January 9 film shows Wallace rally of 1200. He's campaigned for 3 weeks in Massachusetts. [WALLACE - explains what "pointy-head" intellectual is.] Wallace only contacts voters at rallies and occasional civic group talks. Appears on Boston talk shows; bought $150,000 of Massachusetts television time. He got about 8% vote in 1972 primary. [WALLACE - says if elected, will say "the people are coming," similar to Paul Revere.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Boston, Massachusetts) Senator Henry Jackson feels he'll win in Massachusetts. Competes with Carter for same votes. [JACKSON - says he's for jobs.] Unemployment 11.5% in Massachusetts. He wants to rebuild Navy and defense facilities in Massachusetts, like Boston Navy yard. Felt Republican administration punished Massachusetts for its 1972 vote for George McGovern. [JACKSON - believes in detente, but not the kind that's been talked about.] Jackson campaigns for ethnic vote. He takes moderate busing stand. He predicts win in Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jones, Kenley;
Woodruff, Judy

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