NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that Federal Election Commission (FEC) can continue handing out matching federal campaign funds until March 20. Congress has extension time to reorg. FEC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) President Ford wants Congress to reorg. Federal Election Commission and keep it alive until after election. [FORD - says will veto any bill to create confusion and invite further delay in litigation.] Ford supporters worried about proposed change in law to make it illegal for corps. to raise money from lower-level employees. Labor unions could continue practice and Republicans feel this would help Democrats 11 ex-Republican national chairperson endorse President [Ex-GOP chairperson William MILLER - says Ford deserves Republican nomination and support of Americans] Miller was Senator Barry Goldwater's running mate in 1964. Ford to campaign in Florida this and next wkends. Ford organization hopes to beat Ronald Reagan in Florida and beat him in Illinois March 16.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw