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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Mondale / Dole #243044

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 25, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter at home before last campaign swing; President Ford in California, OR and WA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seattle, WA) Blockade of President's hydrofoil entrance by fishermen in local dispute over fishing rights noted. Seattle has been hit in past by defense industry layoffs, so Ford hits at Carter's plan for reduced defense budget. [FORD - says it would mean closing plants all over country and in WA as well.] Trip aimed at undecided Washington voters.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ford goes to Pennsylvania tonight and Tuesday Senator Robert Dole will be there. Senator Walter Mondale left Pennsylvania today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Northern New Jersey) Mix-up in scheduling of events in Mondale campaign for today cited. [MONDALE - comments on mix-up.] Other problems in Pennsylvania noted; things smoother in New Jersey. Mondale's role in last week of campaign is visiting industry states where vote will be close and urging people to vote.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Providence, Rhode Island) Dole speaks in ME; notes observance of Veteran's Day; talks with regard to Carter-Mondale proposed cuts in defense spending. [DOLE - says proposed cuts not only bad for American, but frightening.] Dole visits vets hospital in Providence, Rhode Island; 1 of patients, former Army sergeant, says he's still undecided with regard to vote after Dole's visit. Dole's theme to undecided voters is if they can't decide stick with what they've got.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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