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Campaign 1976 / Vermont and Massachusetts Primaries / Carter / Lineup #487555

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) President primaries held in Vermont and Massachusetts. In VT, with 19% vote in, Jimmy Carter had 1080 votes; 482 for Sargent Shriver; 306 for Fred Harris and 172 for Ellen McCormack. President Ford has 2092 votes; Ronald Reagan recs. 583 write-in votes. Low voter turnout reported in Massachusetts and Vermont due to bad weather.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Heavy voter turnout in areas affected by court-ordered school busing. Weather noted. 8 Democrats running in Massachusetts. Many campaign here today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson predicts victory. Carter says he'll do well.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Carter predicts he'll beat Jackson and George Wallace in Massachusetts. Says he's for decriminalization of marijuana, and tells elderly crowd he'll have member of his administration representative retired. [CARTER - says Florida primary will decide Wallace's chances for president nomination. Would help campaign if came in 1st here.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Fort Myers, Florida) Florida campaign manager says Carter volunteers will have contacted 1/2 of Florida Democrat voters by primary.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Moderate-conservative field in Massachusetts incls.: Carter, Jackson and Wallace. 5 liberal Democrats are: Senator Birch Bayh, Harris, Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp, Shriver and Representative Morris Udall; Udall did best in New Hampshire. Ronald Reagan largely ignored Massachusetts; organization says 35% of vote will be major victory. President Ford spent $200,000 here; organization says he'll get more than 50%.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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