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(Studio) Republican govs. open meeting in Washington, DC today and hear comments with regard to future of GOP.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) 12 Republican govs. in United States meet in DC; 1 topic of discussion is changes needed in GOP. John Connally speaks to group; says party must change image. [CONNALLY - says they must change image as negative party and 1 which wants to preserve status quo.] After meeting, Connally speaks to reporters with regard to opening for head of Republican national committee [CONNALLY - says he's not campaigning for chairperson's job and won't be.] Connally says he'd take job if all factions of party, include Ford, Rockefeller and Reagan, supported him. [CONNALLY - says no one could lead party if constantly besieged from behind.] Reporter notes Republican govs.' ideas and those of Connally with regard to national chairperson's job.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin
- Cronkite, Walter;
- McLaughlin, Marya
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