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Republican Campaign / Reagan's Vice President / Reaction #44552

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan picks Republican Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker as his running mate. Schweiker regarded as moderate-liberal.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) [REAGAN - announces his choice of Schweiker.] Reagan and Schweiker met last Saturday for 6 hrs.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Part of Saturday interview with Reagan for ABC's "Good Morning American" television show shown. [REAGAN - says he'll announce his Vice President choice later.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds; David Hartman

(Los Angeles, California) Reagan campaign representatives say choice of Schweiker as Vice President is nonnegotiable. Reporter notes how Schweiker will balance Reagan's ticket.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Schweiker holds news conference
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Schweiker and family appear in Senate caucus room. [SCHWEIKER - says Reagan organization captured election's momentum with his announcing of Vice President choice. Carter will make peanut butter and jelly out of Ford campaign if campaign is run as they have run it for year] Schweiker to resign as Pennsylvania Ford delegate.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(DC) Schweiker is 1 of small group of Republican liberal Senators COPE and Americans for Democrat Action rate Schweiker's voting record highly. Ratings noted. Americans for Const. Action gave Schweiker 8% rating for conservative voting. His Congressional record noted. [Senator Edward BROOKE - thinks Schweiker sees this as chance to be Vice President Would find it difficult to be Reagan's Vice President choice.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) President Ford and his campaign caught by surprise by Reagan's choice.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford forces call Reagan's move "desperation pols." They note it appears Reagan trying to split Pennsylvania delegation. [Ford campaign director Rogers MORTON - says Reagan forces felt they had to take long gamble. Ford team not hurt by move. Reagan's Vice President choice will benefit Ford.] Choice supports Reagan's claim of secret support within Ford ranks.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Reagan press aide tells reporter of Reagan delegates' reaction to Schweiker choice.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Clark, Bob;
Hartman, David;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Tomlinson, Frank

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