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Campaign 1976 / Texas Primary #245683

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 29, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Texas primary.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Texas) Texas is 3rd most populous state; most live in cities. Econ. booming; inds. noted. State is conservative but Democrats outno. Republicans 5 or 6 to 1. Ronald Reagan and President Ford admit the race is close. Reagan appeals for support from Wallace conservatives. Ford appeals for establishment Democrats Ex-gov. John Connally refuses to join political affray. [Reagan campaign manager Ray BARNHART - says there's no conservative alternate in Democratic party Expects crossover votes.] [Texas Democrat chairperson Calvin GUEST - says that's Republican propaganda.] Governor Dolph Briscoe and other Democratic leaders support Senator Lloyd Bentseo's favorite son candidacy. [BENTSEN - greets voters.] Some say Carter could still get 1/2 of Texas delegates.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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