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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller explains why he took self out of contention for `76 Vice Presidential race. He says Ronald Reagan should take self out of race. He speaks of Senator Barry Goldwater's advice to Reagan, which was there's no need to run without Rockefeller in race.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [ROCKEFELLER - says came here to help Ford with problems, not party squabbles. Eliminated self as basis for issue of party squabbling. Says Ford made no try to dissuade him. Thinks Ford recognizes amount of unproductive energy involved in squabbles. No plans beyond press conf.] Vice President noncommittal about how supportive he'll be of Ford.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow
(DC) Ford campaign workers wish Vice President had been more categorical in ending pres. ambitions. Ford congratulates Vice President on news conference Campaign committee happy that Ronald Reagan's number 1 issue taken away. Money for Rockefeller's campaign travel for Ford to come from Ford's committee
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
- Jarriel, Tom;
- Kaplow, Herbert;
- Reasoner, Harry
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