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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford has 1055 Republican delegates; 1013 for Ronald Reagan, and 111 undetermined. Ford expects to win president nomination on 1st ballot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ford holds 1st news conference since February He comments on Ronald Reagan as Vice President choice. Ford aide says Ford may not be able to leave Republican conv. without Reagan as his Vice President Reasons against Reagan as Ford's Vice President noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Reagan searches for delegates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan believes he convinced several Illinois and Missouri delegates to vote for him.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Fort Collins, Colorado) [REAGAN - says Ford organization trying to convince uncommitted that the ball game is over. Will win nomination on 1st ballot. Ford people run risk of divisiveness by way they're running Republican convention He cites examples. Ford would have difficult time beating Carter.] Reagan stresses his electability to Colorado delegates. His Vice President choices include: John Connally, Treasury Secretary William Simon and Senator Howard Baker. Reagan expected to get most of 25 Colorado delegates.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) 55 Republican delegates to be chosen July 17 in Utah and Connecticut.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Jones, Phil

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