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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Rules Committee #247853

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 1976
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(Kansas City) Republican national convention starts here in 1 week Pre-convention business taking place this week with both Ford and Reagan forces trying to gain support. CBS delegate poll shows count at Ford-1124; Reagan-1032; undetermined-103. Surprise move in rules committee from Reagan campaign manager
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas City) John Sears proposes rule change which would have forced Ford to name Vice President choice before president balloting. [SEARS - says rule change must be applied to this conv., not 1980 conv.] Mixed reaction from committee SC Governor James Edwards proposed 10-min. talk from each candidate just before balloting; Reagan considered spellbinder; Ford isn't. [EDWARDS - says sees no objection to hearing both before balloting.] Mississippi delegate Clarke Reed proposed putting off these proposals until Tuesday, but all 3 men voted down in pro-Ford committee Tuesday, committee takes up resolution re: requirement of delegates to vote as legally bound.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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