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Republican Campaign / Reagan's Vice Presidential Choice / Reaction #247127

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan selects liberal Republican Senator Richard Schweiker as his running mate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) [REAGAN - announces his Vice President selection of Schweiker.] Reagan's campaign manager John Sears proposed Schweiker. Schweiker and Reagan met Saturday for 6 hrs. at Reagan's home. Reagan's national chairperson, Senator Paul Laxalt, present. Photos show meeting
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(DC) Schweiker and family enter caucus room. [SCHWEIKER - notes 1st attempt to unite Republican moderate and conservative wings. Says proud this is coalition; it is the only way to win in November Ford forces will be in deep trouble.] Schweiker predicts chaos in Pennsylvania delegation; he'll work to sway Ford delegates to Reagan in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere. [SEARS - notes support Schweiker will bring to Reagan.] Schweiker will resign from Pennsylvania delegation as Ford delegate.

Drinkwater, Terry;
McManus, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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