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(Studio) President Reagan reported signing document making him legal, though not official, candidate for reelection.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) [REAGAN - notes documents make him legal cand.] Senator Paul Laxalt's confidence in President's reelec. discussed. [1980 campaign director John SEARS - fears Reagan has allowed situation to become too polarized.] Perception of Reagan as insensitive noted illustrated by attitudes in north industry states and border states with black voters; details given. [Pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - believes support is growing for President] campaign. aides' fear of foreign policy crisis and Reagan's age noted. [James BAKER - anticipates campaign strategy.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Wallace, Chris
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