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President, Republican Senators Meet / 1976 Plans #482826

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) President holds several political mtgs., incling. 1 with Republican Senators running for reelection next year
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Senators Hugh Scott and Robert Taft and others agree Mayaguez rescue improves President' chances for `76 presidential elections tremendously. [Senator William BROCK - doesn't think President Ford will be seriously challenged in `76.] White House strategists taking full advantage of Mayaguez operation's effect on President Later this afternoon, President meets with energy advisers; prepares to add $1 to imported oil tariffs and decontrol what remains of regulated domestic oil prices.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) President also meets with some Republican party officials. One official says President' candidacy for President in `76 to be formally announced in about 1 mo.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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