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Campaign 1976 / Church / Carter / Udall / Delegates #488249

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Frank Church wins his 1st primary in Nebraska over Jimmy Carter. He spent 12 days in Nebraska; Carter there 1 1/2 days. Church spent 3 times as much money as Carter. Church received 39% to 38% for Carter.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lincoln, Nebraska) Church ecstatic over win. [CHURCH - says pulled political miracle out of Nebraska.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Omaha, Nebraska) Church still happy today. His reasons for win noted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Denver, Colorado) Church meets reporters en route to OR. [CHURCH - says felt Midwestern and Western voters wouldn't be stampeded. Doesn't think victory was fluke.] Church predicts Oregon win.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Salisbury, MD) Carter campaigns for Maryland rural vote; visits poultry farm. [CARTER - would rather have won in Nebraska. Church is superb campaigner.] Carter still expects 1st ballot convention nomination, but threats from Church, California Governor Edmund Brown Junior and Representative Morris Udall unsettling.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Carter narrowly beats Udall in Connecticut.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) Udall campaign commercial shown. Udall put all his time and money into Michigan primary. [UDALL - says Church showed that Carter can be defeated.] Udall asks striking rubber workers for their votes. UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) backs Carter. [UDALL - says he's on side of rubber workers.] Udall predicts close 2nd here.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Carter has delegate total of 571; 201 for Senator Henry Jackson; 186 for Udall; 143 for George Wallace; 86 for Adlai Stevenson; 58 for Senator Hubert H. Humphrey; 16 for Church and 300 uncommitted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Jamieson, Bob;
Quinn, Charles

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