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Campaign 1976 / Florida Primary / Republicans / Illinois Primary #42119

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan and George Wallace lose in Florida primary. Slates showing returns for Reagan, Wallace, Henry Jackson, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford shown. Returns for Milton Shapp, Morris Udall also shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Believing 1 more match will end Ronald Reagan bid, overtures reported for healing of Ford-Reagan breach. Representatives of Ford campaign contacting Reagan's friends with regard to closing ranks. Reagan attack on Ford foreign policies said to have nixed his chances for Vice President bid. Reagan expected to lash out in Illinois primary campaign. [FORD - in television interview for Chicago stations, says he will concentrate on his campaign and let Reagan determine what he, Reagan, will do.] Ford denies Reagan contacted with regard to Vice President [FORD - denies authorizing such a contact.] Ford workers predict 1st ballot mom. for Ford.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Ottawa, Illinois) Reagan greeted as victor by Illinois campaign workers. [REAGAN - notes Ford percentages in primaries; does not plan to fold his own campaign.] Reagan said using Ford's incumbency against Ford. Reagan effort called "stayalive" strategy.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Reagan says he does not expect to win in Illinois, as state party leaders in Illinois support Ford. Ford, Reagan total delegate count shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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