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Campaign 1976 / Texas Primary / Democrats / Republicans #43077

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 1976
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(Studio) In Texas primary, voters can only vote for delegates and party registration doesn't count.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Houston, Texas) Texas described. 60% of Texans live in cities. Unemployment less than 5% here. Texans are mostly conservative and usually vote Democrat George Wallace was considered major factor in Texas primary; he's now trailing badly in polls, as is favorite son, Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Jimmy Carter will probably win big in Texas. Republican primary seems to be toss-up between President Ford and Ronald Reagan. Both orgs. try to persuade Democrat voters to cross over and vote for Republican
REPORTER: David Snell

(Houston, Texas) Ford shown kissing girls. Thursday film shown. [FORD - says voters will be for him and against someone who lacks experience.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Tyler, Texas) Wednesday film shown. [FORD - says irresponsible to let Americans think United States is inferior.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Lubbock, Texas) [FORD - criticizes Reagan's remarks on national defense] If Ford loses here, he'll have to convince Republicans he can carry South.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(San Antonio, Texas) Results of Texas primary to decide fate of Reagan's campaign. Reagan visits Alamo. [REAGAN - criticizes Secretary of State Kissinger for his stand with regard to Rhodesia and its government Must be 1st for US government to declare its citizens will be unprotected in foreign land.] Next round of primaries are in Alabama, Georgia and IN.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Snell, David

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