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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Rockefeller #43658

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan wins primaries in Alabama, Georgia and IN, winning 124 delegates. President Ford received 14 from DC. Reagan has 359 delegates in total; 318 for Ford, and 295 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nebraska) Reagan campaigns for May 11 Nebraska primary. [REAGAN - sorry that Goldwater made remarks with regard to Panama Canal. He's 1 of Senators who opposes canal treaty. Holds no grudge; campaigns can get emotional.] Reagan speaks to college students and parents.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Crossover Democrat votes credited with loss for President Ford in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and IN.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) President Ford meets with political adviser. [FORD - disapptd. with losses. Expects to win and will be at convention to do so.] New administration campaign policy noted. There will be no administration changes. Max. effort to be put into winning Ohio and California. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Ford could lose hid home state Michigan. Reagan and Ford may have battle all the way to the Republican conv oily to find liberal Vice President Nelson Rockefeller in role of kingmaker with regard to New York delegates.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Rockefeller accuses Reagan of being demagogue when talking of Ford for. policy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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