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(Studio) Former Senator Dick Clark reported resigning refugee post with administration to join campaign of Senator Edward Kennedy; President Carter's letter of acceptance to Clark shown, quoted. National Treasury Employees Union said declaring its support for Kennedy.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne noted leading President Carter to believe he had her support as of October 15; film shown. Her declaration of support for Kennedy today reported [BYRNE - announces endorsement for Kennedy.] Reasons for President and Mrs. Carter believing they had Byrne's support recalled; films shown. [October 15, BYRNE - says if convention was tonight, would vote to renominate and reelec. Carter.] Telegram sent by Kennedy at that time quoted; message relayed to Byrne through Stephen Smith noted. Opposition by local Democratic leaders to Byrne if she supported Carter examined. [KENNEDY - comments on her support.] Importance of Byrne's endorsement for Kennedy cited.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) Details of Byrne's telephone call to Carter this morning given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
- Reynolds, Frank;
- Vanocur, Sander
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