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Campaign `80 / Reagan and Vice President #511412

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1980
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(Studio) Possibility that Ronald Reagan has decided on Ceo. Bush as his running mate examined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) Republicans said floating rumors with regard to vice presidential candidate in effort to maintain suspense as to Reagan's choice; arrival here of Senator Paul Laxalt and rumors that he had been selected recalled. [LAXALT - comments.] Pros and cons of possible candidacy of Howard Baker, Jack Kemp, Richard Lugar, Bush, Don. Rumsfeld discussed.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) president Doug. Fraser quoted with regard to incrd. support of Reagan among auto workers being tied to rising unemployment.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) [FRASER - says there's an absolute correlation between high unemployment and movement towards Reagan.] Breakfast meeting today between Republican leaders and Fraser featured. [FRASER, Senator Robert DOLE - comment on relationship between auto workers and Republican party] [DOLE - addresses platform committee with regard to Detroit workers.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Studio) Main point of controversy among Republicans said platform committee 's rejection of 40-yr. support of equal rights for women and endorsement of constitution ban on abortion; ERA supporters recalled asking for meeting with Reagan. Criticism of platform by League of Women Voters noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) Betty Heitman, president of National Federal of Republican Women, noted taking over for Mary Crisp as party co-chairperson due to Crisp's stand on ERA and abortion. [HEITMAN - comments; defs. Republican plank on women's rights.] Continue opposition to platform by some Republicans examined; criticism of Representative Margaret Heckler noted. [Senator (sic) HECKLER - comments on closeness of last 2 elecs.; public response to party's rejection of ERA.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Republican platform's preamble outlined; criticism of platform by defense secretary and vice president reported
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cummins, Jim;
Delaney, Steve

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