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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Missouri / Rift #246381

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford has 866 Republican delegates; 843 for Ronald Reagan and 267 undecided. Missouri Republicans choose 19 delegates Saturday
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Springfield, Missouri) Ford accompanied by out-of-state Senators to help him get delegates. [Governor Christopher BOND - says concerned with nominating someone who can win in November Notes poll which shows Ford could run better than Reagan against Jimmy Carter.] [FORD - hopes to talk to all delegates.] Ford strategy noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Angeles, California) Ford organization challenges nearly 400 Reagan delegates to ntl. convention Reagan organization accuses Ford organization of "dirty tricks." [REAGAN - says will try and stop challenges. Prospects good for 19 Missouri delegates.] Reagan leaves for Missouri. His political strategy for Missouri cited.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Missouri Republicans will be host delegation for Republican national convention Of Missouri delegates chosen earlier, Ford has 15; 12 for Reagan and 3 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Springfield, Missouri) There is rift in Missouri Republican party Reagan campaign is well-organized but Ford enjoys support of most Missouri Republican leaders like Bond. [Reagan Missouri campaign chairperson John POWELL - predicts possibility of damage to Missouri Republican party] [Ford Missouri campaign coordinator Clare ELLSBERRY - says either side could get 19 delegates.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Daniels, Randy;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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