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Campaign 1976 / North Carolina Primary / Delegates #245031

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on North Carolina primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(North Carolina) No one predicted Reagan victory. North Carolina Republicans composed of antiliberal, ex-Democrats who moved here from North Republican receptive to Reagan's message. He carried all parts of North Carolina except west Ford underestimated unpopularity of Governor James Holshouser. [Ford's North Carolina campaign manager HOLSHOUSER - says no one likes to lose. Cites reasons for Reagan's win.] [Reagan campaign manager, Senator Jesse HELMS - says North Carolina was 1st true test of issues.] North Carolina probably the last hurrah for Wallace. North Carolina was big South victory for Carter. Carter recd. 90% black vote and 1/2 of conservative anti-black vote.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) President Ford has total of 206 delegates; 81 for Reagan; 52 undecided. Carter recs. 167 delegates. 86 for Wallace; 55 for Jackson; 23 for Udall; Il for Harris; 85 for favorite sons; 13 for others, and SO undecided.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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