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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Delegates / New York #246091

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on New York Republican delegates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Albany, New York) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller pushed for delegates to support President Ford. [NY state Republican chairperson Richard ROSENBAUM - says 119 delegates are for Ford, 18 for Reagan, 15 uncommitted, and 2 absent.] [ROCKEFELLER - thinks New York votes are important. Delegates wanted to do what was best for country and party] Vice President says he expects nothing in return for delivering New York votes. [ROCKEFELLER - commends Secretary of State; doesn't aspire to that post. Cannot see any circumstances where he'd be Ford's Vice President] Vice President thinks Ford will get nomination on 1st ballot.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Studio) Support of New York and Pennsylvania delegates puts Ford out in front with regard to delegate totals. Ford has 676;518 for Reagan and 193 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter

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