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Campaign 1976 / Maryland and Michigan / Ford / Reagan #43382

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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(Studio) California Governor Edmund Brown, Junior beats Jimmy Carter in MD. Representative Morris Udall comes in close 2nd to Carter in Michigan. President Ford beats Ronald Reagan 65%-34% in Michigan; beats Reagan in Maryland 58%-42%.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford thanks staff workers in White House [FORD - will work at keeping momentum. Optimistic for convention victory.] Ford asks Attorney General Edward Levi to see if court challenge to busing should be mounted in Boston. [FORD - denies busing issue part of primary campaign.] Senator Edward Brooke says new violence could result from court action. Senator Edward Kennedy says move is pol. motivated. Kentucky primary set for Tuesday Ford canceled Louisville visit last fall due to anti-busing sentiment.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Sparks, NV) Reagan campaigns in NV. [REAGAN - says win would have been blow to Ford's chances.] Reagan speaks at Nugget convention center [REAGAN - notes future primaries; optimistic about California.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Ford has total of 712 delegates; 579 for Reagan. 24 uncommitted. Uncommitted delegates incld. in totals for Ford and Reagan.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Compton, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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