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Campaign `80 / Kennedy / Bush #65863

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1980
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(Studio) No. of delegates won in yesterday's primaries by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy listed on screen. Bush and Kennedy noted winning only in Washington, DC races.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Both Bush and Kennedy said determined to stay in race despite leads of their competitors.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Kennedy's commitment to campaign said based primarily on economy issues. [KENNEDY - comments.] His campaign strategy reported based on expectations of national economy and unemployment by convention time this summer; details given. Kennedy quoted on screen with regard to convention fights. [KENNEDY - says debate with Carter will occur somewhere, possible on convention floor.] Necessity for Kennedy to maximize his delegate count over next few mos. cited.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(MD) [BUSH - makes a beanstalk analogy to Reagan's lead.] Boston radio interviewer quoted with regard to Bush's chances, [BUSH - responds.] His commitment to campaign said extending to private associates as well. [BUSH - says he'll give voters choice other than Reagan and Carter.] Aides reported feeling that finances exist for only another month and thus the necessity of winning New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan and California.
REPORTER: Susan King

5:17:10 BAL. BUDGET

(Studio) House approval of budget today said 1st balanced budget in 12 years; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

King, Susan;
Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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