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Campaign 1976 / Republican Delegates / Reagan / Ford #247286

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1976
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(Studio) North Dakota Republicans choose 18 convention delegates. President Ford recs. 12; 4 for Ronald Reagan and 2 uncommitted. 4 uncommitted New York delegates and 1 Maine delegate announce for Ford.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(North Dakota) At state convs., Reagan portrays self as more electable Republican candidate. [REAGAN - says Carter's answer to problems is more government programs and government centralization. Would like to be part of government run by the people.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan meets with uncommitted Illinois delegates. Reagan campaign organization to issue foreign policy position papers, to announce group of for. papers, to announce group of foreign affairs advisers and Reagan to make for. policy speech.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) President Ford's political organization considers regional strategy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ford organization conducting national survey. Campaign manager, Rogers C.B. Morton, says Republicans may not play to South [MORTON - says Ford strength is in N.E. and Middle Atlantic states. Should look at situation before assuming Southerner must be on ticket.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Columbia, SC) [Republican "Southern Strategist" Harry DENT - speaks of the best national strategy Ford could use.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones (TV station credit given)

(Jackson, Mississippi) [Mississippi Republican state chairperson Clarke REED - can't believe South will be left out of Ford's political strategy.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) Ford chief of staff, Richard Chaney, says Ford won't write South off. Other spokesperson disagree.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Jones, Phil

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