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Campaign `80 / Anderson / Carter-Kennedy #510908

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 13, 1980
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(Studio) Possibility that Democratic national party is undermining campaign of John Anderson in effort to keep him off ballots; Massachusetts attorney trying to keep Anderson off that state's ballot noted being paid by Democratic national committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boston, Massachusetts) Democrat chairperson John White's disavowal of chgs. with regard to keeping Anderson off ballots recalled. [WHITE - denies allegations.] No. of states in which Anderson is on ballots and Massachusetts legal effort by Mary Grennon, a Right-to-Life supporter of Ronald Reagan, and William McDermott, a Democrat, to keep Anderson off Massachusetts ballot examined. [GRENNON - relates McDermott's admission that he's retained by Democratic national committee ] [McDERMOTT - comments on situation.] White's response to situation quoted; Chester Atkins, Massachusetts Democrat state chairperson, said not consulted about the suit.

(Studio) Probability of Ted Kennedy challenging Democratic platform at convention and Carter campaign's likely reaction noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Plans by Carter aides to schedule Democratic Convention so that controversial debates don't occur at prime time discussed; response by Kennedy spokesperson quoted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Bode, Ken;
Brinkley, David;
Woodruff, Judy

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