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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Texas / Delegates #488109

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Republican Texas primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) Ford and Ronald Reagan both think they can win Texas primary. State described. 12 million live in Texas; 100,000 are registered Republicans Voters not limited to their own political party Republican candidates appeal for Democrat and independent votes too. Actor Jimmy Stewart intros. Reagan at rally. [REAGAN - concerned with US' security.] Criticism keeps Ford moving to the right in Texas. [FORD - says person who would cut off talks with regard to Panama Canal is acting irresponsibly.] Both campaign orgs. try to reach Texas voters. Ford and Reagan commercials shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Ford has 266 delegates; 139 for Reagan. For Democrats, Carter has 331 delegates; 194 for Jackson; 172 for Representative Morris Udall; 108 for George Wallace and 186 uncommitted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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