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Federal Election Commission Funds / Candidates / Carter / Ford #245498

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
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(Studio) Federal Election Commission (FEC) conts. to process president candidates' claims for federal matching funds.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Jimmy Carter appeals for funds at breakfast fund raiser. [CARTER - accuses Congress and President Ford of dragging feet with regard to Federal Election Commission reorg. so candidates can't receive federal funds.] Carter to petition Supreme Court so he can get Federal Election Commission reconstituted.

(DC) White House says Federal Election Commission legislature tied up in congress conference committee If President said he'd sign bill, it would make it easier for candidates to borrow money until Federal Election Commission money freed. No one expects Ford to do so, since Ronald Reagan and Democratic candidates need funds. KHOU-TV reporters interview Ford. [FORD - says Texas loss could have domino effect. Hopes to do better than speculators say.] Ford to visit Texas 4 days and will continue to use sharp rhetoric with regard to Reagan criticisms.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Schieffer, Bob

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