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Campaign `80 / Anderson / Reagan / Kennedy #66416

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1980
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(Studio) John Anderson's conf idence with regard to president election noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) [ANDERSON - formally announces his cand.] Success of Anderson's campaign outlined on screen; new professionalism of campaign said attributed to David Garth; F.A.O. Schwarz toy company building mentioned as location of Garth's office. [GARTH - comments.] His control of strategy in major industrial states noted. [GARTH - discusses Anderson's meeting with Governor Hugh Carey, the ideal vice president] [Media consultant Doug BAILEY - says there's no one politically brighter than Garth; elaborates.] Criticism of Garth outlined.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Anderson reported leaving Monday for meeting with heads of government in Egypt, Israel, and West Germany; details given. Lawsuit reported filed to stop independent groups from collecting contributions for Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Amt. of federal funds available to Reagan and Carter, presumably their party's respective cands., noted on screen; private contributions said not permitted. 1976 Supreme Court ruling, allowing independent campaign cmtes. to solicit funds for a cand., recalled; suit brought by Common Cause against group known as Americans for Change examined. [Common Cause chairperson Archibald COX - says such organized groups are not in accordance with campaign financial laws.] [Americans for Change chairperson Senator Harrison SCHMITT - defs. group on basis of First Amendment.] 5 independent cmtes. supporting Reagan and their financial goal listed on screen; Reagan's response to situation noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Common Cause said concerned that situation is leading to abandonment of government- financed campaigns.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) No. of Democratic platform committee members supporting Ted Kennedy's challenge to platform at convention reported; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Compton, Ann;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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