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Republican Governors' Meeting / Problems of Party / Connally #486397

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 29, 1976
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(Studio) Problems of Republican party and future of it noted; with this background, Republican govs. meet today in DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Next year there will be only 12 Republican govs. in US; govs.' opinions on reasons for losses of party noted. [John CONNALLY - says party must begin to reflect attitudes of major of American people; will be dying party if it can't.] Connally considered contender for chrmship. of GOP. [CONNALLY - says if Ford had won, he wouldn't take chrmship., but position under present circumstances has greater proportions than if Republican still had White House] Connally says he doesn't know if he'll take job if it's offered.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Spokesperson says Ford will continue to work in Republican affairs, and he'd like to see coordinating committee established to work with Republican national committee
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Quinn, Charles

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