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Campaign 1976 / Ford Vice Presidential Choice / Views #247803

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan and Senator Richard Schweiker say President Ford doesn't trust rank and file members of Republican party in not choosing Vice President before convention John Connally says his accusers in Congress are trafficking in cowardly whispers; Nelson Rockefeller says Connally might be 1 to make Carter blow his cool in campaign; White House source tells "Wall Street Jnl." that Ford wants Connally checked out with former Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) White House says no check has been made on Connally with Jaworski, but won't comment on whether or not it will be done. Some South Carolina delegates met with Ford and say they talked with him with regard to Connally. [SC DELEGATE - says Ford says he knows of nothing to keep Connally from being considered.] [2nd South Carolina DELEGATE - says Ford says Connally might be more useful somewhere else than as Vice President] Ford requirements for possible Vice President candidates noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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