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Campaign 1976 / Florida Primary / Illinois / Reagan #245273

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 1976
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(Studio) Florida voters vote in primary.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Florida) Florida voters usually lean toward conservatives; primary important to ctr. to-right candidates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Florida, S) 12 Democrats on ticket but campaign is between 3: Jimmy Carter, Senator Henry Jackson and Governor George Wallace. "CBS-New York Times" poll shows President Ford leading Ronald Reagan and, of Democrats, Carter ahead. Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp campaigns here today. Carter goes to North Carolina. Wallace and Reagan campaign in Illinois.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Illinois) Reagan escalates criticism of Ford. [REAGAN - tells crowd that he doesn't want to battle Democrats with regard to Watergate.] [REAGAN - says Democrats will try to keep Watergate alive.] He says Ford shouldn't have to defense Nixon pardon.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) White House says no comment on any last-min. political charges.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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