ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1980
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(Studio) Upcoming Maine caucus said 1st pole test of hone-ground leanings for Senator Edward Kennedy; efforts in Maine by Kennedy and Carter cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Augusta, ME) Return to Maine of Vice President Walter Mondale examined; films shown. Carter grass roots organization mentioned. [Carter organization Jeff DOLAN - comments.] [ME Democrat chairperson Hal PACHIOS - thinks Carter will do well in rural areas.] Kennedy's prospects considered; possible effect of Jerry Brown discussed. General situation summarized.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) Republican caucuses in Maine said taking place between now and March 15: George Bush's success in Iowa recalled. His alleged support in Florida and Illinois versus that for Ronald Reagan mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Rockford, Illinois) [January 19, BUSH - addresses Iowa audience.] Change in campaign since Iowa outlined. [January 31, BUSH - calls it 2-man race.] Focus of his campaign noted. [Feb. 5, BUSH - campaigns] Current concerns of Bush examined. [BUSH - comments on Reagan.] Incr. in media coverage for Bush since Iowa detailed; daily average intake of contributions mentioned. Asterisk One, his campaign plane, noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw