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Campaign 1976 / Republican Vice President Post / Ford #247111

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 25, 1976
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(Studio) In interview with Terry Drinkwater Saturday, Reagan accused Ford people of trying to undermine campaign by saying Ford intends to choose Reagan as his running mate. Reagan called suggestion outright lie and says there are no circumstances under which he would take Vice President spot. Washington, DC reporter has learned on good authority that Ford has no intention of putting Reagan on ticket.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Ford campaign will not make public announcement concerning Reagan in Vice President spot because of fear of alienating Reagan supporters and conv. delegates who might vote for Ford hoping he will put Reagan on ticket. Reporter says Reagan not being considered, however. Reporter lists those being considered: John Connally, Howard Baker and William Brock and United States ambassador to Great Britain, Anne Armstrong. South influence and Jimmy Carter noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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