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Carr on Houston and the Demos Billie Carr, Democratic National Committeewoman and liberal leader in Houston, told the Observer she believes Doggett has a good chance in the prospective runoff with Hance. Speaking of the moderate Democrat Billy Goldberg, she said, “He’s called saying, ‘My God, we can’t have Hance.’ ” “The Jackson people turned out to the conventions,” she said. “In Oak. Forest, which is pretty redneck, they didn’t know they had blacks in their precinct. We had lots of calls: ‘Blacks are voting in our precincts.’ We had a couple of black precincts where a thousand people turned out for the conventions. We had 10 or 15 that had 500, and lots: had 400.” Concerning reports among liberals that Mondale may be taking Bentsen of Texas as his vicepresidential nominee, Carr said, “There’s no evidence. I hear talk about it, but I don’t think a deal has been made.” \(Sources close to Mondale told the Observer that he has not discussed the vice presidency on the campaign trail for the last several months. A Texan reporting word from Washington said the ticket will be Mondale-Bentsen but would not state the nature of Should Bentsen become vice president, Carr was asked, whom did she think Gov. White would appoint to replace him as interim senator? “I’m told it would be Briscoe,” she replied. “That’s what I hear. It comes from the Slagle [state Democratic chair Bob Slagle] people, like Holman and Slagle and all those folks it comes from the people who are close to White. I think those are pretty good grapes [vines, you know].” She said that in Harris County, “most of the liberals went for Mondale. Gay people went to Hart, but some started coming to Mondale. The liberals here basically went with Mondale. At the precinct conventions the most conservative viewpoints came out of those young people who were for Hart.” What is her opinion of Democratic National Chairman Charles Manatt calling in former chairman Robert Strauss of Dallas as a peacemaker among Mondale, Hart, and Jackson? “As much as I dislike Strauss, that’s probably a good deal,” she said. “After going through the winter with Manatt, Strauss looks good again. At least you could sit down with the son of a bitch, and you knew you were dealing with a bastard. If he told you no, you knew it was no. Give me Strauss any day .” Carr is a member of the Democrats’ national platform committee. She says the hearings so far seem to have been staging events for Geraldine Ferraro, the chairwoman of the committee, as a candidate for vice president. “This is an awfully liberal committee we have, but they keep us carefully apart,” Carr said. “I see the whole thing as being orchestrated as Ferraro’s vice presidential attempt. 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McMillan was elected chair of the Jackson delegation to the senatorial district convention. In the 392nd precinct, the home of St. Agnes Baptist Church, the story is similar. The precinct has had very high voter registration for the last four years, on May 5. More than 400 people attended the convention. Forty-two delegates were awarded to Jackson, and five to Mondale. In the 158th precinct, which lies directly to the north, and is also mostly black and middle class, Jackson got 30 delegates, to Mondale’s 10. Jackson’s message to the poor and the “locked out” should hit home in the 30th precinct, which includes the Fourth Ward, one of the poorest parts of Houston. Voter registration climbed about 63% between 1978 and 1984 in the precinct, which is about 62% black. Three hundred sixteen people \(23 % 5 and 150 returned to the convention. 54% of them were for Jackson, and 46% for Mondale, giving Jackson 11 delegates and Mondale 9. All across Houston, hundreds of people showed up at precinct conventions that in an earlier era had drawn a handful of participants. But according to the county clerk’s office many of the caucus results were not filed properly. The Jackson campaign, in turn, complained of discrepancies and rulesbending by county officials. Two weeks after the precinct conventions, 94% of Harris County’s 9,613 delegates had been awarded. The partial count put Mondale ahead with 43 % of the delegates, Jackson with 34% and Hart with 20%. Statewide, Mondale led with nearly 50%, Hart had 27 % and Jackson had 17%. Lj 10 MAY 18, 1984