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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Campaign Staff Changes #44982

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
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(Studio) Ford announces changes in campaign staff. Rogers Morton dropped as campaign manager (Vail, Colorado) James Baker now campaign manager and White House chief of staff Richard Cheney is President's representative Ford answers reports that Republicans have decided to write off South, Texas and New York in fall campaign. [FORD - says will have active campaign in South] Baker says campaign counting heavily on debates to cut Carter lead. [BAKER - says President will win debates and if so, there'll be reversal in polls.] Ford strategy emerging as concentrated in middle states from coast to center of country and then into Midwest corn belt; California question mark; John Connally and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller have agreed to help in South and N.E. respectively.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner, Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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