CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 1976
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(Studio) Mississippi Republican chairperson Clarke Reed switches support from Ronald Reagan to President Ford.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Jackson, Mississippi) Reed switches to Ford because Reagan named Senator Richard Schweiker as his Vice President Reed's 1st choice for Vice President, John Connally, announced his support of Ford Tuesday Reagan Mississippi chairperson W.D. "Billy" Mounger says Reagan and Schweiker to visit Mississippi Wednesday [MOUNGER - says important for Reagan and Schweiker to visit Mississippi. They need to keep Mississippi or part of Mississippi.] [Ford Mississippi campaign chairperson Doug. SHANKS - says it will be greatest selling job since United States bought Manhattan from Indians if Reagan convinces Mississippi delegates that he and Schweiker are attuned to the issues.] 30 Mississippi votes reported leaning to Ford.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
(Studio) Report on reaction to Reagan's Vice President choice of Schweiker.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Los Angeles, California) Reagan organization didn't expect such adverse reaction. Sources say Schweiker-Reagan ticket will begin attracting delegates next wk. Reagan has been on telephone talking to conservative supporters. Reagan to meet with delegates in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia next week
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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