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Campaign 1976 / 6 Primaries / Ford / Reagan #246123

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford wins Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee primaries. Ronald Reagan wins Arkansas, Idaho and NV. Jimmy Carter wins Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. He finishes 2nd to Senator Frank Church in ID and Oregon and loses to California Governor Edmund Brown Junior in NV. There are 6 more primaries before convention President Ford campaigns in California and Ohio.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(California) [FORD - says he's best national candidate and the only Republican who can beat any Democratic candidate. Notes Reagan's "Sunbelt" strategy.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Ohio) Ford believed to be running ahead in Ohio. Ohio win could offset possible California loss.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Reagan campaigns in California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(California) Reagan speaks to California Peace Ofrs. Association [REAGAN - says laws are stacked in favor of criminals. In favor of legislature to unstack deck against prosecution. Favors death penalty. Speaks of terrorists acts which police guard against.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Ford supporters try to change California's winner-take-all primary to one where delegates distributed proportionately. Measure dies in legislature after protest from Reagan backers. Reagan won 100 delegates Tuesday; Ford won 76. Ford has 752 in all; 621 for Reagan, and 193 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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