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Campaign 1976 / Republican Delegates / Ford / Reagan #44707

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1976
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(Studio) 10 North Dakota Republican delegates go to President Ford; 3 to Ronald Reagan, and 5 are uncommitted. Ford organization claims 13 votes for Ford, 4 for Reagan and 1 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) News conference held by Ford campaign committee with regard to delegate support. James Baker, in charge of counting delegates, and New York chairperson Richard Rosenbaum cite their delegate counts. They say Ford has commitment from 1067 delegates; Reagan has 979. Ford representatives say Ford will get 33 of 80 delegates not yet selected and 33 of 131 uncommitted delegates. Ford convention forces will try to bind delegates to various state laws.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Report on Reagan.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fargo, North Dakota) North Dakota delegate loss was disappting. to Reagan. He hopes to win all 25 Colorado delegates. [REAGAN - says he's best hope for victory in November]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Aboard plane) [Reagan field director Andy CARTER - says Ford delegate estimates are still high but more accurate.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan to meet with uncommitted and wavering Illinois delegates. Reagan to attend Utah convention and avoid Connecticut convention He'll go to New Jersey and maybe Pennsylvania to win over Ford delegates.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

5:06:00 (COMMERCIAL: Stove Top Stuffing; Maxim Coffee.)

Reporter(s):
Geer, Stephen;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:04:50

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