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Campaign 1976 / Wisconsin and New York Primaries / Republicans #245773

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford recs. 55% of Wisconsin vote to 45% for Ronald Reagan. Ford recs. all 45 delegates. Reagan received 3 New York delegates. 114 are uncommitted and controlled by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. In total delegate numbers, Ford has 251; 84 for Reagan; 166 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ford greets Michigan busmen. in rose garden. [FORD - says victory in WI gave campaign a lift. Will do okay in convention and November] Advisers feel Reagan has edge in Texas. [FORD - says Wisconsin results justified his faith in Secretary State Henry Kissinger. Kissinger was Wisconsin issue because opponent made it an issue.] Few expect Reagan to let up with regard to attacks on Kissinger and foreign policy.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Reagan says he's pleased with Wisconsin results.

(Longview, Texas) [REAGAN - says issue of foreign policy and Kissinger's lack of faith in American people is getting through. Perhaps that explains 45% in WI.] Reagan wants to win May 1 Texas primary. Reagan campaigns and makes TV appearances. Reagan now travels aboard older, less expensive plane. Buckets passed for fund contributions at rally. [Reagan Texas committee Rey BARNHART - says will get more than 2/3 delegates.] [Ford Texas committee Senator John TOWER - says race will be close; Ford will get major of delegates.] Both camps wooing ex-gov. John Connally. [REAGAN - says industry must be turned loose on free market]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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