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Campaign `80 / Republican Candidates / Connally #56290

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) John Connally's announcement of candidacy for Republican president nomination in 1980 reported His wife, Nellie, mentioned. Film shown. [CONNALLY - announces candidacy.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Austin, Texas) Background report on Connally. Films and photos shown. Mentioned in report are Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Watergate, milk pricing scandal and Connally's bribery trial, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Howard Baker. [CONNALLY - states characteristics he thinks Republicans look for in 1980 presidential candidate.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Reagan's response to Connally's announcement quoted. Senator George McGovern's reaction reported; film shown. [McGOVERN - comments, particularly on Connally's association with Vietnam, Watergate and his leadership of Democrats for Nixon in 1972.] Baker's reaction reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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