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Campaign 1976 / Florida Primary / Republicans #487768

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 08, 1976
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(Orlando, Florida) 4 Democrats and 1 Republican campaigning today in Florida. Ronald Reagan says it won't make difference if he loses here.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Florida) [REAGAN - says Ford organization has said he and Ford just alike; would like to correct impression.] Reagan's early lead in Florida gone; he's in trouble. President Ford only spent 4 days in Florida. [FORD - says Castro regime acting as intl. outlaw by sending troops to Angola.] Cuban refugee crowd cheers. Important that Ford cane to Florida as winner from New Hampshire. Ford radio commercial played. Older voters appear to stick with Ford. [REAGAN - says Ford now abandons word "detente" but retains policy.] [REAGAN - says Americans must be told truth.] [REAGAN - says hard to trust leadership of Ford and Kissinger.] [FORD - says people who attack issues have lots of rhetoric but don't understand the problems.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Orlando, Florida) Tape played in Florida of Betty Ford urging people to get out and vote. Report on Democrats to follow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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