ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1980
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(Studio) Advantages of campaigning. as incumbent said illustrated by President Carter's signing today of legislature reimbursing Florida for expenses incurred with Cuban refugees; details given, film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Powers of incumbency examined. [July 8, CARTER, September 30, Vice President Walter MONDALE, October 3, US Housing and Urban Development assistant secretary Robert EMBRY - announce benefits to auto industry, legislature calling for incrd. pay for seaman in Navy and grants for Baltimore, Maryland, respectively.] Amt. of federal grants and loan guarantees awarded various cities, states and insts. this year noted; NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia cited as exs. Overhaul of USS Saratoga at Philadelphia navy yards also noted illustrating powers of incumbency; criticism of President's timing of federal aid mentioned. [Gerald FORD - comments.] [MONDALE - responds.] States targeted for government aid noted also having large electoral vote totals; states listed on screen. Defense of situation by Carter campaign quoted.
REPORTER: George Strait