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Republican National Convention / Nixon / Reagan / Rockefeller #441741

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 06, 1968
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(Studio) Richard Nixon says if nominated, he'll visit Moscow. Confident of being nominated on 1st or early ballot. He's lost some delegates to Governor Ronald Reagan but still leads Reagan and Nelson Rockefeller. Report on 3 contenders.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Miami Beach, Florida) Times given for all statements. [NIXON - says staff optimistic. Believes he'll win on early ballot.] [ROCKEFELLER - says Nixon no longer claims 1st ballot. It's open convention and optimistic he'll get it on 4th or 5th ballot.] [REAGAN - says air clearer since California delegation expressed wish for him to run. Will continue to appear before delegations.] [NIXON - says Governor Dan. Evans endorsing Rockefeller not surprising. Still expects to win.] This comment at 11:40 a.m. [NIXON - confident now. Blustering poker players don't have cards. Those that do are quiet. Says he's going to win.] This comment at 12:20 p.m. [REAGAN - talks of reaching for President] Nixons shown at reception. [ROCKEFELLER - says 5 more members Minnesota group came out for him. Each delegate important]

Brinkley, David

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