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Federal Election Commission Campaign Funds / Presidential Candidates #245859

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford signs bill resuming payment of matching campaign funds. Supreme Court ruling stopped funds March 22.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Republican congress group meets with Ford. They urged Ford to sign bill. [Senator Ted STEVENS - says bill should be signed.] [Representative Guy VANDER JAGT - says Ford urged to avoid appearance of personal advantage.] Ford to sign despite reservations. Ronald Reagan can criticize Ford for decision while accepting needed political funds.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Ford must appointed 6 cmsnrs. to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Chairperson Thomas Curtis says he doesn't want to be on Federal Election Commission anymore. Amts. listed of funds due to Ford, Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Senator Henry Jackson and Representative Morris Udall. Reagan and Udall badly need funds.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Atlanta, Georgia) [Carter fund-raiser Morris DEES - says financial resources cut in 1/2 without federal matching funds.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(DC) Last primaries are just 4 weeks away. television advertising in New Jersey, Ohio and California must be ordered now and paid for.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Ford hurt least of all candidates by lack of federal funds, but he had begun to feel pinch. 62 Ford campaign jobs eliminated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce;
Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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