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Campaign `80 / Democratic Convention / Poll #66822

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1980
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(Studio) Latest revelations about Billy Carter said certain to help those Democrats calling for open convention
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Carter campaign director Robert STRAUSS - comments on Billy Carter.] Strauss's efforts to take limelight away from those calling for open conv., and by implication a nominee other than President Carter or Edward Kennedy, noted. [STRAUSS - comments.] Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said offering proposal to avoid floor fight at convention [MOYNIHAN - explains idea.] [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - notes his commitment to Carter; mentions General Sherman and Calvin Coolidge.] Carter and Kennedy strategists reported continue to work out mutually acceptable schedule for conv.; details given.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Further coverage of Billy Carter controversy on tonight's edition of "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) California poll by Mervin Fields reported showing President Carter trailing Ronald Reagan and John Anderson; details outlined on screen. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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