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Campaign 1976 / Illinois / Ford / Reagan #244810

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan accuses President Ford's organization of "cheapest kind of pols." with regard to his ability to be viable candidate if he loses Illinois primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wheaton, Illinois) Wheaton College reception of Ford warm. [FORD - says foreign policy moving forward constructively; doesn't want Henry Kissinger to quit.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Chicago, Illinois) Ford regrets that foreign policy became campaign issue. [FORD - says foreign policy as issue could hurt chances of reaching goals of peace and opportunities for others.] Ford dismisses Reagan charges as last minute campaigning.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Illinois) [REAGAN - says maybe foreign policy should be changed if it can't stand criticism.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Cicero, Illinois) [REAGAN - will appointed new Secretary of State if elected President]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Chicago, Illinois) [State campaign DIR, - says Ford asks Illinois mayors to come to DC Monday so he can announce their revenue-sharing funds. This type of pols. is buying of votes through bribery.] Reagan says Ford incumbency gives him more access to media. Local television stations will interview Reagan and he'll get more exposure in news conferences.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin


(Studio) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp quits presidential race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) [SHAPP - cites difficulties with campaigning. Withdraws as candidate, incling. participation in Pennsylvania primary.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Shapp is 4th Democrat to pull out. Others are: Terry Sanford, Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Senator Birch Bayh. Sargent Shriver to decide after Illinois vote. Senator Frank Church expected to become candidate next week Ex-Ohio Governor Michael Disalle reports formation of John Glenn for President committee , which Glenn disavows. Report of possible California presidential candidate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(California) Governor Jerry Brown, 38, has recently been acting as possible candidate. He's popular; has gone public more recently. Jimmy Carter arrives in Los Angeles for fund raiser. [CARTER - says Brown's entry in California primary would make it more difficult, but wouldn't deter him.] Speculated that Brown will join presidential race.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace campaigns in Illinois. New York primary law changed to identify candidates to whom delegate slates are pledged. Senator Henry Jackson suspends North Carolina campaign to spend more time in New York. Representative Morris Udall picks up support of Bayh's ax-New York campaign manager and influential labor leader
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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