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Republican Uncommitteds / Ford / Rockefeller #246026

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1976
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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller rptdly. will give number of delegates to President Ford.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) New York delegation to Republican convention to meet in Albany Monday No. of uncommitteds expected to announce for Ford. [Chairperson New York Republican party Richard ROSENBAUM - says move to President will be more effective if done on Monday before primaries.] Current CBS tally shows Ford with 435 delegates; 508 for Ronald Reagan, and 378 uncommitted. Ford gains lead if 100 votes added to his column. 15 New York Republicans joined Reagan column.

(No location given) [Vice President ROCKEFELLER - thinks Ford will be elected. New York delegates will help him.]
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(New York) Few pols. think Vice President directed move to Ford, although he concurred.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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