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Campaign 1976 / 6 Primaries / Democrats #488423

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter wins Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee primaries. Senator Frank Church beat Carter in Idaho and OR. California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown Junior beat Carter in NV. Illinois Governor Dan Walker and New York City Mayor Abraham Beame endorse Carter
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Beame is Democrat delegate pledged to Senator Henry Jackson but now endorses Carter.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Aboard train) Carter travels to New Jersey.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Trenton, New Jersey) New Jersey governor supports Carter. [CARTER - says he has done well in primaries.] Carter hasn't won yet against Brown and Church.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Carter has total of 847 delegates; 281 for Representative Morris Udall; 240 for Jackson; 157 for George Wallace, and 393 uncommitted. Church has 47 delegates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Portland, OR) Church pleased with 2nd win over Carter. [CHURCH - says pols. of substance won over pols. of style.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Aboard plane) Church travels to California. [CHURCH - says people taking 2nd look at Carter in contests where he is challenged.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Los Angeles, California) Church speaks at UCLA. Aides prepare television appeal for money.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Carter lost to Church in Oregon but beat Brown's write-in campaign. Report on Oregon primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(OR) Voters turnout considered lower than usual. [MAN - likes Church because he's from this part of the US.] [WOMAN - feels like she could talk to Church.] [2nd MAN - leans to Brown because he's write-in and young.] [3rd MAN - can relate to Brown.] [4th MAN - says Carter is only Democrat who can get nomination and keep Humphrey from it.] [5th MAN - cites his religion as reason for voting for Carter.] [6th MAN - says Carter is a polished showman.] [7th MAN - says Carter is wishy-washy.] Carter may have trouble selling self as broad-based candidate.

(Studio) Udall not active in Tuesday' 6 primaries. Tells reporter Charles Quinn he hopes Church stays out of Ohio so he won't divide anti-Carter vote and that he'll ask Church to do so.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Oliver, Don

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