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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Bribery Charges #247484

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1976
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(Studio) Both sides charge money offers made to delegates to change votes. Controversy ctrd. around Illinois woman.

(Kansas City Missouri) In Mike Wallace interview [Illinois delegate Marie GOODLOW - says man offered her $2500 to help Reagan campaign.] Goodlow says man is Reagan's Illinois campaign chairperson Donald Totten. He says he rode with her in car but conversation was different. [TOTTEN - denies charges.] In meeting with Illinois delegates, [REAGAN - says no one in his organization had anything to do with it.] Illinois delegation didn't change any of votes and sudden show of Ford support might have been to sweep uncommitteds along so it could put him over on 1st ballot.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Kurtis, Bill

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