ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
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(Studio) Ford campaign workers try to get Ronald Reagan to withdraw. Problems developed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) 2 Republican govs. don't urge Reagan to withdraw. North Carolina Governor James Holshouser believed 9 Republican govs. would call for Reagan to quit. [Governor James HOLSHOUSER - reads document calling on Reagan to withdraw.] Govs. Otis River Bowen of IN, and Governor Robert F. Bennett of Kansas say they are undecided; thus 6 of 7 Republican govs. uncommitted. Ford notes matter in campaign interview. [FORD - warns of danger of divisiveness in Republican party] Further efforts to be made to get Reagan to quit.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel (WRAL-TV newsfilm)
(Charlotte, North Carolina) Reagan responds to efforts to get him to quit race. [REAGAN - identifies govs. as original Ford supporters.] Re: divisiveness, [REAGAN - discounts seriousness of divisiveness.] Reagan odds considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds