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Rockefeller Decision / Poll / Reaction #480587

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1975
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(Studio) NBC polled Republican state chairperson across US. Of 40 who responded, 60% thought Rockefeller withdrawal helped Ford stop Ronald Reagan in primaries. 23% wanted Reagan as Ford Vice President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) "Dump Rocky" talk started with campaign manager Howard "Bo" Callaway in summer.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(DC) [CALLAWAY - says only made suggestion that President should keep open mind with regard to Vice Presidential candidate.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit (narrates)

(New Hampshire) Ex-Treasury Secretary John Connally visits Governor Meldrim Thomson. [CONNALLY - says it'll help President Gives Ford a lot of running room.] [UNIDENTIFIED PERSON - agrees with Connally.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit (narrates)

(Florida) [REAGAN - says supposes Rockefeller withdrew due to constant references to his being a liability. Any man of pride would do that. Might help Republican party]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit (narrates)

(Studio) Reagan says Ford will be helped because conservatives glad to get rid of Rockefeller. John Connally might accept Vice President position; Reagan wouldn't.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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