NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1976
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(Studio) Report on campaign `76.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(Madison, WI) New York primary to be contest involving large number delegates. WI primary to test if liberal Representative Morris Udall can stay in race. Ford expected to win Republican races.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(New York) Candidates try to get free television and media exposure here. Udall, Senator Henry Jackson and Jimmy Carter shown campaigning. New Yorkers only vote for delegates. George Wallace lost most of his delegates in court challenges. Carter lost some of his due to lawsuit brought about by Jackson. [CARTER - ridiculous to spend money to get name on ballot.] [JACKSON - says Carter whining about election laws.] Jackson confident of win.
REPORTER: John Hart
(WI) Udall has counted on win in Wisconsin from his liberal record. [UDALL - says closed gap between self and Carter.] [CARTER - says "stop Carter" movement hasn't hurt him.) [CARTER - says when he said he wouldn't tell lie, it was most controversial thing he ever said.] [UDALL - can't afford just wink or smile from would-be president Compares Carter to anecdote about Groucho Marx.] [CARTER - says doesn't know all the answers, but not fearful of White House job.] [UDALL - says Tuesday could do same for him as what Wisconsin did for John Kennedy 16 years ago.] 1960 film shows Wisconsin appearance of JFK, who beat Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. Some find similarities in JFK and Carter. Udall to continue to campaign here Tuesday Carter to campaign in IN.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
(Madison, WI) Udall should do well in WI. Can't be serious challenger if he doesn't do well and there'll be no liberal Democrats running.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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