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Candidates `80 / South Carolina Debate / Bush / Kennedy #64336

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 29, 1980
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(Studio) Last night's debate among 4 Republican cands. in South Carolina and that state's upcoming primary noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Columbia, SC) New Hampshire debate controversy recalled; George Bush said blaming his loss there on incident. [BUSH - says New Hampshire was a disaster for him.] [Howard BAKER - comments.] [John CONNALLY - comments on Ronald Reagan, Bush.] [REAGAN - comments on Connally.] Consequence of John Anderson's absence outlined. [BAKER - says they're all saying the same thing.] Arrival of circus in town mentioned; films shown.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Chicago, Illinois) Bush campaign organization's disappointment over debate outlined. [BUSH - comments on Reagan's call for naval blockade of Cuba to counter USSR in Afghanistan; Reagan's view of federal budget; mentions Jimmy Carter.]
REPORTER: Brit Hume

(Studio) Importance of next week's Massachusetts primary to Bush due to his loss in New Hampshire noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Boston, Massachusetts) [BUSH - comments on Massachusetts primary.] Massachusetts campaign orgs. and prospects for Bush, Reagan examined; films shown. [Reagan Massachusetts coordinator Bob DAWSON - comments.] John Anderson, Howard Baker chances considered. Massachusetts race between Edward Kennedy and President Carter discussed; films shown. No Kennedy said ever losing Massachusetts; role of Rosalynn Carter, federal aid in Carter's Massachusetts campaign mentioned. [MA house speaker Thomas McGEE - comments on federal aid.] Kennedy backer Thomas O'Neill's assessment cited.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Robert Dole reported withdrawing from Wisconsin primary in April; cands.' preparation for upcoming Illinois primary noted. Edward Kennedy's attendance of fundraiser with Mayor Jane Byrne noted, detailed. Kennedy campaign staff said being cut in half; resignation of Jerry Brown's campaign manager, Tom Quinn, reported Details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:06:40

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