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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Vice Presidential Choice / Lists #45151

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1976
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(Studio) Possible Ford Vice President choice lists being circulated. Report on how choices viewed on Capitol Hill and at White House.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Tom Jarriel notes strong points for Connally selection as Vice Presidential candidate. If President Ford acts instinctively, he will pick Connally. Bob Clark notes Republican opposition to Connally and says doesn't think Ford will pick Connally because of feelings of Ford's old friends. Tom Jarriel cites possible evidence of Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld move to get on ticket. Bob Clark says Republicans in Congress don't feel Rumsfeld good choice and President would have to insist on that choice. Reporters note consideration of Ambassador to Great Britain Anne Armstrong and Senator Howard Baker. Bob Clark notes consideration of some who he says might not have been considered except for Schweiker choice by Reagan: Chairman of House Republican caucus Representative John Anderson, Iowa Governor Bob Ray, New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. Tom Jarriel notes possibility of dark horse candidate.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel; Bob Clark

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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