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1980 Presidential Campaign / 1411 #64227

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 24, 1980
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(Studio) Republican furor with regard to George Bush-Ronald Reagan debate in Nashua, New Hampshire, reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Manchester, New Hampshire) "Nashua Telegraph" said to have set debate, but Reagan to have paid for it. George Bush said labeled as villain in not opening debate to John Anderson, Phil Crane, Howard Baker, and Robert Dole. [BUSH - explains his position.]
REPORTER: Susan King

(Studio) Importance of New Hampshire noted. Stated that since Wisconsin primaries began no one has been elected president without 1st winning in that state.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Manchester, New Hampshire) Republican debate squabble's importance assessed. [Bush campaign manager Hugh GREGG - talks about his campaign] [Reagan consultant Jerry CARMEN - says race is close.] Carter people said not projecting a large victory for pragmatic reasons. [WI Kennedy campaign coordinator Dennis KANIN - says a loss can be a victory.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(Studio) Discussion of poll results with regard to Kennedy and Carter.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson and Lynn Sherr

Donaldson, Sam;
King, Susan;
Sherr, Lynn

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