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Callaway Resignation / Spencer / Ford / Reagan #42212

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 1976
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(Studio) Illinois primary set for Tuesday President Ford's campaign manager resigned until charges that he used political influence for own benefit are investigated.

(DC) Stuart Spencer, replacement for Howard "Ho" Callaway, meets with Ford and his campaign staff.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Crested Butte, Colorado) FBI, Defense Department and Senate subcommittee to see if Callaway used improper influence to get okay for expansion of his ski resort, which is on federal lands. Callaway resigned with full pay.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Aboard Air Force 1) [Press Secretary Ronald NESSEN - can't imagine how resignation would affect Ford's Illinois campaign.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(DC) Ford speaks to farm delegation in rose garden and talks to municipal representatives about revenue sharing. [SPENCER - says has not discerned any political impact due to resignation.] Nessen quotes Ronald Reagan who says he won't be helped by resignation.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank

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