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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Platform #247374

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1976
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(Studio) Ford convention floor manager Senator Robert Griffin says Ford has votes for 1st ballot nomination, but may have to yield some platform planks to conservatives to keep all his delegates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City) Conservatives score 2 platform victories today as subcmtes. voted to adopt endorsements of constitutional amendments against busing and abortion. Ford backers say they can live with result, but tougher battle coming on foreign policy. Senator Jesse Helms says conservatives don't want Ford-Kissinger foreign policy. [HELMS - cites exs. of cntry's. decline.] In human rights subcommittee , Ford backers expected passage of endorsement of ERA; Massachusetts Representative Silvio Conte asks for passage. [CONTE - says party has come out for it and asks if committee can say party is wrong.] Subcommittee voted instead to take no stand on ERA, but to endorse vigorous enforcement of anti-sex discrimination laws. Senator Richard Schweiker issues statement calling Ford-Kissinger foreign policy too weak for party to embrace. Ford forces lobbying against conservatives in sub-cmtes. but say some issues could end up on convention floor.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:02:30

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