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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire Primary / Republicans #244525

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) In Republican New Hampshire primary, President Ford beat Ronald Reagan 51%-49%. Vote count given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [FORD - says received good present recently (referring to New Hampshire win) .] Ford speaks to visiting newspaper representatives [FORD - says many satisfied with 2nd place; 2nd not beneficial in political campaigns.] Ford organization relieved. Ford photographed at work. He told aides he'd be nominated for President on 1st convention ballot.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(New Hampshire) [REAGAN - says encouraged by virtual tie with incumbent president; Ford has explaining to do.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Aboard plane) Champagne drunk in celebration. [REAGAN - says results far better than anticipated.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Champaign, Illinois) Reagan campaigns here; thought to be behind Ford. March 9 Florida primary looks like "must-win" for Reagan.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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