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Vice Presidential Choice / Recommendations / Ford Meetings #32748

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1974
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(Studio) Deadline passed for giving Vice President choices to President Ford.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Chairperson Republican national committee , George Bush, wants to be Vice President Ex-Representative, ex-UN amb., and Texas conservative. [BUSH - says who knows what he'll decide. "New York Times" entitled to opinion.] [Senator Tom RAILSBACK - thinks Bush is just what administration needs.] Representative John Rhodes collected recommendations and delivered them. [RHODES - says Bush or Rockefeller seriously considered.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Senator letters handed over to Senator Hugh Scott. [Senator Charles MATHIAS - says choice is Rockefeller.] [Senator Clifford HANSEN - cites 1 of names on list as Rockefeller.] [SCOTT - says this is rally.] [Senator John TOWER - says Bush measures up to criteria. Rockefeller not 1st choice of conservatives.]

(DC) Press Secretary Jerry Terhorst says Ford choosing Vice President himself. Ford meets with AFL-CIO President, George Meany. Defense Secretary James Schlesinger leads Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1st meeting with Ford. Ford meets with 2 mayors, 2 govs., 2 county representatives, and cabinet officers to discuss employment training act. Vetoes pay raise to United States deputy marshals. Bus. and industry leaders urged to use restraint, unlike GM.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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