ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1980
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(Studio) Continued movement, in opposition to Carter campaign, for open Democrat conv. noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Committee reported formed by some House members to push for open conv., in essence calling for nominee other than President Carter or Edward Kennedy; group noted joined in effort by New York Governor Hugh Carey. [CAREY - comments; mentions Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson.] [Representative Michael BARNES - announces formation of committee ] [Representative Jerome AMBRO - comments.] House majority leader James Wright quoted; necessity of unions such as National Educ. Association that currently support Carter calling for open convention for idea to succeed noted. Obstacles faced by Carey and group outlined.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(DC) Vice President Walter Mondale, Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, Senator Henry Jackson, Representative Morris Udall said mentioned as possible cands. in lieu of Carter or Kennedy; each man quoted on screen. [UDALL - comments.] No. of delegates held by Carter and Kennedy and number needed for open convention outlined on screen; implications of open convention movement mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten