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Campaign `80 / Republican Convention #66475

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 13, 1980
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(Studio) 32nd Republican Convention said opening tomorrow. Expected nomination of Ronald Reagan noted. Reagan's history as Presidential candidate given. Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Detroit, Michigan) Arrival of possible Vice Presidential candidate Howard Baker shown. [BAKER - does not want to be Vice President] Arrival of another possible Vice President choice, George Bush, shown. [BUSH - admits his interest in Vice President job.] Richard Lugar, Paul Laxalt, Jack Kemp, and Donald Rumsfeld named as among leading cands. for the job. [From ABC "Issues and Answers" Gerald FORD - suggests Reagan pick a more moderate Vice President cand.] Reagan's chief of staff Edwin Meese said insisting choice not yet made.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Report with regard to why Reagan needs more moderate Vice Presidential candidate
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Detroit, Michigan) Noted that Reagan will need Democrat and independent votes. Age, inexperience, campaign blunders, and conservatism listed as possible problems to Reagan. Barry Goldwater named. [Reagan chief of staff Edward MEESE - talks about Reagan's abilities.] Imp. of Vice President choice considered. George Bush and Howard Baker named. [Filmmaker Peter DAILEY - discusses his film biography of Reagan, which is to be shown at conv.] Imp. of Reagan's acceptance speech stated.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Sherr, Lynn

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