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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Democrats / Delegates #246258

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford searches for new political strategy following defeats by Ronald Reagan. Senator Robert Griffin says Ford has lots of work to do, even in Michigan.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [FORD - cites his disappointed with losses. Will win at convention and in November Confidence unharmed.] Aides to reassess campaign. Ford performs president duties throughout day. [FORD - tells Senator Lloyd Bentsen that he and Bentsen didn't do very well in primary elections.] Aides intend to depict Reagan as political radical.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Reagan beat Ford 68%-32% in Georgia and 51%-49% in IN. Reagan campaigns for May Il Nebraska primary.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Nebraska) Champagne celebration held by Reagan and aides last night. [REAGAN - says holds no grudges (about personal attacks); knows campaigns can get emotional. Speaks of Republican party unity.] [REAGAN - says can't be accused of having narrow base of support and then be deprecated because Democrats voted for him.] Democrat crossovers not allowed in Nebraska. Reagan's strategy and issues unchanged. His main problem is lack of funds.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Reagan has 329 delegates'; 293 for Ford and 314 uncommitted. Jimmy Carter has 548 delegates; with 202 for Senator Henry Jackson; 176 for Representative Morris Udall; 126 for Wallace; 167 for others and 285 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Totals don't include delegate totals from Alabama or Democrat delegates from DC. Reagan and Wallace were leading in Alabama; Carter leading in DC.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd (narrates)

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger;
Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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