ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1973
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(Studio) Congress leaders asked by President for Vice President suggestions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Capitol Hill) Most Congress members name choices for replacement by secret ballot. Ballots sent to House leader Gerald Ford and Senate leader Hugh Scott before taken to president' secretary, Rose Mary Woods. In House, Ford takes clear lead with Nelson Rockefeller 2nd, Ronald Reagan 3rd. No clear leaders discerned in Senate [FORD - states anyone would hate to turn down Vice President job if asked.] Questioned about President ambitions. [FORD - insists he has no ambitions for presidency.] [ROCKEFELLER - says Americans must be open to fill any capacity to help cntry.] Congress procedures for approving Vice President nomination discussed. Both ptys. criticize possible choice of John Connally. [House Speaker Carl ALBERT - denies discussing bipartisan feelings toward any Vice President nomination Explains own requirements for Vice President]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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