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Republican Party Problems #239391

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 1975
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(Studio) Representative leadership meets in DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Republicans admit party in disastrous shape. Recent Republican poll reveals only 18% of voters identify themselves as Republicans [Party chairperson Mary Louise SMITH - says unless Republicans work together there may not be Republican party] [Senator Robert DOLE - says situation in Republican party worst in its history.] [Chairperson Republican govs. association, Governor Christopher BOND - criticizes conservative Republicans' desire to form 3rd party Praises President Ford.] [Vice President Nelson ROCKEFELLER - prefers 2-party system with broad spectrums in each party] Tonight, President Ford to announce plans to run for President in `76.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter

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