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Campaign `80 / New Hampshire Primary #509040

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 1980
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(Studio) Apparent showings so far by President Carter and Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire primary, according to NBC News-Associated Press poll reported; details given. Reagan's firing of campaign manager John Sears and resignations of campaign officials Charles Black and James Lake reported; details given. New campaign manager said William J. Casey.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bedford, New Hampshire) Reagan's staff changes examined. [Campaign spokesperson Peter HANNAFORD - comments.] Reagan's last-minute efforts here cited; return to New Hampshire from Texas by George Bush and his radio campaign commercials noted. Commercial heard; response by Reagan campaign to ads quoted. John Anderson, John Connally, Howard Baker, Robert Dole, Philip Crane mentioned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Apparent loss by Edward Kennedy reported; role played by his stand on draft registration and wage/price controls in narrowing Carter's lead mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bedford, New Hampshire) [KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy and Brown organization's expectations for New Hampshire examined; films shown. [BROWN - announces skipping Massachusetts primary; says he will go on to Wisconsin.] [Carter campaign manager Robert STRAUSS - comments.] Possible victory by Carter here considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Iowa and Maine caucuses recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bedford, New Hampshire) Today's voting activity here examined; films shown. [PEOPLE - state their preference.] Relation between weather and candidate's expectations outlined. [PEOPLE - comment.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Minnesota's Democrat and Republican referendum today discussed; Carter, Bush mentioned.
REPORTER:. John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom;
Utley, Garrick;
Wallace, Chris

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