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Campaign `80 / Democrats #509335

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 16, 1980
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(Studio) Current delegate count for President Carter, Edward Kennedy, Jerry Brown listed on screen; number necessary noted. Today's Puerto Rico primary noted close between Carter and Kennedy. Upcoming Illinois primary mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Chicago, Illinois) Carter's Illinois campaign examined; Vice President Walter Mondale, Rosalynn Carter and others' surrogate campaigning. for Carter in Illinois noted; films shown. Mondale's vote-seeking among various minorities in Chicago said due to doubt that Carter will win delegates committed by Byrne to Kennedy; Richard Daley family said working for Carter. Carter TV commercial shown. [MONDALE - campaigns.] Carter surrogates said moving on to New York.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Studio) Kennedy said expected to lose popular, nonbinding vote in Illinois while getting 1/3 of elecd. delegates, largely through efforts of Mayor Jane Byrne; details given. [March 13, BYRNE - comments on Democrat organization] Possible effect of Byrne's support for Kennedy on his campaign and on that of Carter examined; her allegiance to Kennedy family recalled. John F. Kennedy mentioned. [BYRNE - criticizes Carter's use of Iran crisis as excuse for not leaving White House; Robert Strauss mentioned; discusses mud-slinging towards self and Kennedy.]
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Cummins, Jim;
Savitch, Jessica

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