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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Reagan / Delegates #246760

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 06, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford grazes head on helicopter door upon leaving for Ohio. Ford 1st goes to New Jersey.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(New Jersey) Ford campaign committee paying bill for trip, which is billed as non-pol. [FORD - says approves concept okayed by Ford campaign committee of TV commercial with regard to Reagan's position on Rhodesia and war.] Ford dedicates Great Falls National Historic Society in Paterson. Ford is only Republican on New Jersey slate although there are delegates running for Reagan. Ford needs Ohio and New Jersey wins to survive loss of all California delegates.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Ohio) Reagan learns that Ford is backing California television commercials based on Reagan's Rhodesia remarks. [REAGAN - thought Republicans had outgrown that level of campaigning which is divisive and dishonest.] Reagan annoyed by questions with regard to his remarks that United States could be part of peacekeeping force in Rhodesia. June 5 film shown. [REAGAN - says shouldn't have answered question about hypothetical situation. No Americans would be involved in hostilities or troop activity.] Reagan concentrates on areas where his support thought to be strong. Reagan supporters in Dayton jostle heckler; police rptdly. rough him up.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Associated Press survey of 1/3 of Republican convention delegates shows that it is unlikely someone other than Ford or Reagan will be chosen. Ford has 782 delegates; 667 for Reagan and 200 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry

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