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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire / Ford / Reagan #487158

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford says he'll beat Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire primary and elsewhere. Pol. adviser Rogers C.B. Morton says Ford will win handily in New Hampshire.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dover, New Hampshire) [FORD - criticizes proposal Reagan made with regard to trust fund.] Reagan denies making proposal. Ford defs. his record while campaigning. Ex-amb. Henry Cabot Lodge supports Ford. [LODGE - says always chance to be elected if have 1 of 2 major party's nominations.] Some of Ford's top advisers not sure he'll win primary and loss could hurt other primaries.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Manchester, New Hampshire) Reagan arrives just as Ford leaves. [REAGAN - surprised by Ford's statement about his extremism since Ford offered him several cabinet posts and apptd. him to CIA commission Ford received bad briefings re: Reagan's Social Security and transfer plans.] Reagan offered Secys. of Transportation and Commerce posts.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) White House confirms Ford talked to Reagan with regard to joining administration
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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