CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Richard Schweiker says he would be willing to moderate labor views if they collide with Reagan's.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Schweiker visit to South Carolina kept secret until he arrived. Schweiker says purpose is to show Reagan conservatives he doesn't have horns. [SC delegate Ray HARRIS - says he thinks most delegates were glad Schweiker came, but doesn't know if he changed any votes.] [SC Governor James EDWARDS - says he will vote for Reagan, but will hold final decision on Schweiker until delegation decides. Schweiker must prove Reagan base in S. will hold in order to keep E. delegates; to keep South delegates he must demonstrate he can deliver Pennsylvania votes and others in North [SCHWEIKER - says South Carolina was first step and by reaction there, he feels Mississippi will hold. Says in a week South will be shown to stand firm.] Schweiker says he will abandon pro-labor positions on such things as right to work if Republican platform calls for it, and he is Vice Presidential candidate. Delegate visitation scheduled for Virginia on Sunday and Mississippi on Wednesday
REPORTER: Eric Engberg (Film of Schweiker in SC)