ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 1980
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(Studio) Billy Carter affair said providing latest impetus to movement for open Democrat conv.; Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso reported urging President Carter to release his delegates. Details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) President noted accompanied by his campaign director Robert Strauss, manager Tim Kraft, aide Anne Wexler, pollster Pat Caddell when he made his statement with regard to Billy this morning; political implications of campaign staff's presence considered. [STRAUSS - comments.] Strauss said wanting to use occasion to deflect moves for open convention [STRAUSS - comments.] [Kennedy campaign aide Paul KIRK - comments.] [Secretary Edmund MUSKIE - expresses continuing support for President.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(DC) Desire by some Democrats to dump Carter examined; roles of fundraiser Arnold Picker, South Harrison Dogole, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, Governor Hugh Carey, Senator Daniel Moynihan, Representative Jerome Ambro, Representative Michael Barnes outlined. Henry Jackson, John Anderson, Edmund Muskie, Edward Kennedy incld. in report
REPORTER: Jim Wooten
(Studio) George Bush reported visiting Reagan-Bush headquarters in Arlington, Virginia; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) ABC News-Lou Harris poll with regard to President Carter's job rating reported; details outlined on screen. Richard Nixon's standing in polls during Watergate recalled not as low. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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