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Campaign 1976 / New Hampshire Primary / Republicans #487208

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) In New Hampshire Republican primary, President Ford wins over Ronald Reagan 50.61% to 49.39% by vote of 54,824-53,507.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford appears as victorious candidate. He reports nomination of ex-Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton as new United Nations ambassador Secretary of State Henry Kissinger present. Later, Ford and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary F. David Mathews send Congress Ford's plan for letting states decide how to spend federal money on health care. Ford speaks to press association (FORD - says received good present recently (his New Hampshire win). Some were satisfied with 2nd; 2nd never beneficial in political campaign. Confident of victories at Republican convention and president election.) Ford says Richard Nixon's trip to China had minute effect on election and says Nixon cam report to State Department on his return. Ford leaves for Florida Saturday; his next battle site with Reagan.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New Hampshire) Reagan leaves for Illinois and Florida campaigning. Says Ford should explain why he didn't do better in New Hampshire.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Aboard plane) Reagan brings out champagne. [REAGAN - celebrating victory. Election results better than anticipated.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Champaign, Illinois) Reagan won't change campaign strategy.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan statement of financial worth shows assets of $1,455,000. 1975 income listed as $282,000 and taxes at $120,000. 1971-74 income far above his governor income; sources not named.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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