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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire Primary / Republicans #41907

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) In Republican New Hampshire primary, President Ford wins over Ronald Reagan 51% to 49%. Votes shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford organization predicts he'll win enough primaries to win 1st ballot nomination at Republican convention Appears before newspaper representatives of Inland Daily Press Association [FORD - says received good present recently (referring to New Hampshire win). Democratic primary looks like horse race. A lot of candidates satisfied with 2nd place; never knew 2nd to be beneficial.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Reagan never predicted win.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Concord, New Hampshire) Reagan appears before supporters at midnight with slight lead over Ford. [REAGAN - says if vote conts. as it has, will have exceeded expectations.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Manchester, New Hampshire) [REAGAN - says made good showing in New Hampshire against incumbent President Sometimes feels like he's running against "Bo" Callaway (due to re- mark Callaway made).] Reagan goes to Illinois and Florida next.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Ford received 17 delegates to conv.; Reagan received 4.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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