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Campaign `80 / Connally / Florida Primary #509720

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 09, 1980
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(Studio) John Connally reported withdrawing from race for Republican president nomination; his loss to Ronald Reagan in yesterday's South Carolina primary noted. [REAGAN - responds to Connally's departure; mentions Howard Baker, John Anderson.] [George BUSH, John ANDERSON - comment on Connally withdrawal.] Importance of Florida's Cuban-American community to Republicans cited; upcoming south primaries mentioned Cuban festival in Miami noted attended by Reagan, Bush; films shown. Miami's "Little Havana" section and its importance to Republican pols. discussed. Reagan and Bush television commercial, in Spanish, shown in part; Reagan's showing in Miami in 1976 recalled. Bush's strength here, as former CIA director and via his son Jeff examined. [Jeff BUSH - campaigns. in Spanish.] [Jeff BUSH - comments on father's strengths.] Bush's goals re: race with Reagan outlined. "Chicago Sun-Times"' endorsement of President Carter announced; newspaper quoted with regard to Edward Kennedy
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Chicago, Illinois) Kennedy's efforts in Illinois said centering on wife Joan and Mayor Jane Byrne; details given, films shown [PEOPLE - comment on Kennedy's character.] [Joan KENNEDY - campaigns.] Byrne's campaign efforts on behalf of Kennedy outlined. [BYRNE - says Kennedy will carry Chicago.] Kennedy noted basing campaign almost entirely on economy issues; details given.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace (WMAQ-TV newstape)

Savitch, Jessica

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