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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Oregon / Reagan / Kansas #43445

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 22, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford dismisses Ronald Reagan's charges that the administration hasn't been tough enough with the Soviets. Ford campaigns in OR.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Medford, OR) Oregon began practice of president primaries. Ford tours lumber mill. He hopes for Oregon victory to offset 5 possible losses in other primaries. Rally held. [FORD - notes his big military budgets. Can make American secure.] Ford tells World Affairs Council of Oregon that any suggestion that he isn't tough enough with Soviets is nonsense. Ford says no candidates should make critical foreign policy decisions and that candidates making threats are risky and old-fashioned.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Topeka, Kansas) Kansas Republican organization is backing Ford. [REAGAN - says name of the game is getting Democrat votes.] [REAGAN - says it's "pols. as usual" in Kansas and people being kept from choosing their own candidate.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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