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Campaign 1976 / Illinois / Reagan #42163

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan says he won't use foreign policy issue for political gain. He accuses Ford political organization of "cheap pols."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Illinois) Reagan shown Tuesday in Rock Island after his 2nd place win in Florida primary. Film of Ottawa, Illinois, on Wednesday shown. [REAGAN - says 2nd places in New Hampshire and Florida don't mean he must quit campaign.] Film of Pewaukee, Illinois, on Thursday shown. [REAGAN - says will go all the way to Kansas City.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Cicero, Illinois) [REAGAN - says his organization knew New Hampshire and Florida weren't their strong places. Ford uses power of incumbency in campaign. Much of Ford's campaign based on Promises.] [REAGAN - tells crowd that what happened in New Hampshire and Florida was better than what was anticipated.] [REAGAN - says he's not no. 2.] Reagan already conceded 2nd place for Illinois.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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