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Campaign 1976 / Republican Primaries / Delegates #488246

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan has won 5 of last 6 Republican primaries. President Ford campaigns in Michigan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) Michigan is Ford's home state and has large delegation. Loss there would be devastating. [FORD - calls for support from all in Michigan.] Michigan Republican congress delegation accompanies Ford. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says most of independents, Republicans and some Democrats will vote for Ford.] Ford speaks to Detroit Econ. Club. [FORD - says wrong people in Washington, DC is the problem.] Ford to return to Michigan campaign over wkend.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) In Nebraska primary, Reagan wins 55% to 45% for Ford. Ford won over Reagan in West Virginia 57%-43%. No crossover voting allowed in Nebraska or West Virginia.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Aboard plane) West Virginia delegates will go to Republican convention uncommitted. [REAGAN - notes importance of Nebraska win. Will continue to ask for crossover votes.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Kansas City, Missouri) Reagan calls for Republican unity behind him and talks about possible Vice President choice.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Reagan has delegate total of 429; 333 for Ford and 346 uncommitted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley
Duration:
00:04:30

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