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(Studio) President Ford all but makes candidacy for `76 official; White House announces formation of Ford campaign committee to be headed by Army Secretary Howard Callaway.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) In 1968, Callaway was Richard Nixon's South states campaign manager Callaway also key Nixon man in `68 convention battle against Ronald Reagan. Callaway accompanied President Ford to his home state, Georgia, last Saturday after accepting position; film shown. Callaway's political career outlined. [CALLAWAY - refuses to comment on his new position till he leaves post as Secretary Army.] President to file formal campaign organization papers Friday, but official candidacy won't be announced till next month Industrialist David Packard expected to be named financial chairperson; CBS learns former Michigan Representative Charles Chamberlain to be named campaign treasurer.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Jones, Phil
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