NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan has 444 delegates; 333 for President Ford; 331 uncommitted. Ford organization begins drive for uncommitteds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Ford campaign committee hopes for 30-100 uncommitted delegates in Ford's corner by wkend. There are 103 Pennsylvania delegates at stake. Senator Barry Goldwater asks campaign committee to stop using Ford commercial in which Goldwater criticizes Reagan's Panama Canal position. Goldwater doesn't want to endorse either candidate. Campaign committee worried about photo taken of Committee Chairperson Rogers C.B. Morton slumped in chair, surrounded by liquor bottles. Committee spokesperson says reporters were among those drinking from bottles.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw