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Campaign 1976 / Illinois Primary / Democrats / Carter #487498

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 1976
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(Studio) In Democrat Illinois primary, Jimmy Carter won 48% of vote; 28% for Alabama Governor George Wallace; 16% for Sargent Shriver, and 8% for Fred Harris. Vote counts noted. Carter has 123 Democrat delegates; 85 for Senator Adlai Stevenson; 61 for Wallace; 51 for Senator Henry Jackson, and 23 for Representative Morris Udall. Senator maj. leader Mike Mansfield calls Carter a "formidable contender."
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Carter greets people at Grand Central Stn. [CARTER - says doesn't see Humphrey as presidential race factor. Race now between self and Jackson.] Carter meets with black leaders [CARTER - speaks of political handicap of people thinking that Southerner has racial hatreds.] He won 60% of Illinois's black vote. He walks in Saint Patrick's Day parade.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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