Senator Edward Kennedy scored a landslide victory over President Carter in the Massachusetts Democratic Presidential Primary on Tuesday (4 March) when he won the state's vote for nomination as the Democrats' Presidential candidate.
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SENATOR KENNEDY: "Our candidacy as well means a foreign policy which has the confidence of our allies and the respect of our adversaries, not a foreign policy which lurches from crisis to crisis as we have seen in the last forty-eight hours. Let's go on and carry this great cause to the rest of the country. Thank you very much."
JOHN ANDERSON: "I guess that on an historic occasion like this I have to make a few serious remarks and maybe you'll bear with me, they're relatively brief. I undertook starting on the eight of June, nineteen hundred and seventy nine, what was said to be a dark horse campaign because I believe in he power of ideas, the limitations of the old ones and the hunger, yes the literal hunger of Americans for nw ones that would be equal to the challenge of our mounting problems."
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Background: Senator Edward Kennedy scored a landslide victory over President Carter in the Massachusetts Democratic Presidential Primary on Tuesday (4 March) when he won the state's vote for nomination as the Democrats' Presidential candidate. On the republican side, Congressman John Anderson came a close second to George Bush in Massachusetts and lost by a narrow margin to Ronald Reagan in tiny Vermont's non-binding primary.
SYNOPSIS: Senator Kennedy was jubilant over his victory in Massachusetts, the Kennedy's home state. His win was necessary to keep his struggling challenge to President Carter alive. But in Vermont ???owever, he conceded defeat to the President.
Republican Congressman John Anderson's strong showing posed a clear challenge to Republican front-runners Ronald Reagan and George Bush. They appeared publicly unimpressed with his success but Mr Anderson insisted he was now a national candidate preparing a victory strategy.
The United States Presidential Primary trail now moves to the Conservative south and the Illinois Primary on March 18.