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Campaign 1976 / Illinois Primary / Republicans / Callaway #487460

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 15, 1976
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(Chicago, Illinois) 4 Democrats and 2 Republicans running in Democratic primary. Ron Reagan ended Illinois campaign and is in California. President Ford campaigns in DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford speaks to group of mayors. White House says affair non-pol. [FORD - says group knows more than Washington, DC bureaucracy what their cities need.] Ohio farm bureau awards Ford for improving economy Ford attends swearing-in of new United Nations ambassador, William Scranton. Ford says Scranton will be tough defender of American interests. Ford phones Illinois campaign workers; he warns them against overconfidence.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Chicago, Illinois) Ford regarded as Illinois winner; spent 4 days here. Reagan spent 11 days here.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Illinois) Reagan constantly asked why he's still running, after primary defeats. Reagan received sizeable share of convention delegates and has come close in New Hampshire and Florida primaries. He still has 5 mos. before Republican national convention Reagan runs risk of splitting Republican party [REAGAN - says will stay in race until Republican conv.] Reagan knows he'll lose in Illinois; hopes for brighter day in future.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Chicago, Illinois) Ford's campaign manager, Howard "Ho" Callaway, resigned after NBC and "Denver Post" disclosed that investigation underway to see if Call away used undue pressure to get expansion okay for his ski resort. Looks like Callaway affair having no effect on Ford's Illinois campaign.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Oliver, Don

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