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Campaign 1976 / North Carolina Primary / Republicans #42401

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Ronald Reagan's North Carolina primary win.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Aboard plane) Over Rocky Mts., Reagan told he'd won North Carolina primary. Victory unexpected.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(California) [REAGAN - delighted with outcome. Issues must be paying off.] Reagan has renewed confidence.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Reagan won 52% of North Carolina vote; President Ford won 46%; 2% Republicans undecided. Vote totals given. Report on President' reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford speaks to 55 Texas Republicans [FORD - says doesn't want to alienate Republicans while moving toward nomination.] Ford organization still believes he'll get nomination.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) North Carolina was 1st time a president lost primary since Harry S. Truman lost New Hampshire in 1952. Report on why Ford lost.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Reagan workers held victory party [WORKER - cites vote totals.] [Reagan coordinator Tom ELLIS - speculates why Reagan recd. votes.] [North Carolina Governor James HOLSHOUSER - says will analyze election results.] Possible reasons for Ford loss cited.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) 1130 votes needed for Republican nomination. Ford has 206; 81 for Reagan.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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