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Campaign 1976 / Federal Election Commission Funds / Candidates #487921

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) President candidates haven't received any matching federal funds since March 22 due to Supreme Court decision requiring Federal Election Commission reorg. Ronald Reagan and Democratic candidates may go to court to get funds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [Jimmy CARTER - asks for funds.] Carter received $160,000 in week of soliciting.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Atlanta, Georgia) Atlanta-made television commercials shown in Pennsylvania. Carter never planned on federal funds for use in Pennsylvania advertising. Carter finance people bring $108,000 to Atlanta. Carter campaign has spent $2.2 million so far and needs $4 million more. $400,000 federal funds are due the Carter campaign.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Representative Morris Udall campaigns in television studios. He has little money for media advertising. [UDALL - talks on telephone to possible contributor.] Udall poll shows him way behind in Pennsylvania. New money goes to media advertising. He hopes to spend $150,000 to catch up.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(DC) Senator Henry Jackson boards train for trip to Pennsylvania. Federal Election Commission owes him $250,000.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Jackson refuses to borrow money against money coming to him from FEC. A lot of Jackson's time spent soliciting rather than campaigning. His strategy is to win Pennsylvania campaign, but he doesn't have any more money than other candidates.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Report on Ronald Reagan's lack of funds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sherman Oaks, California) Campaign was $1 million in debt before contributions sent in as result of Reagan's national television speech. $750,000 received last week; exceeds $1 million now. $400,000 federal funds are due Reagan. Uncertainty over federal funds leaves future plans in doubt. If funds not paid, Reagan will need to go on television again.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jones, Kenley;
Oliver, Don;
Quinn, Charles

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