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Campaign 1976 / Maryland and Michigan Primaries / Candidates #488320

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1976
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(Studio) 313 delegates at stake in Maryland and Michigan primaries. NBC poll shows President Ford running strongly against Ronald Reagan in Michigan. Jimmy Carter getting many ex-Wallace and black voters in Michigan. Representative Morris Udall running well in suburbs. Carter not running as well as California Governor Edmund Brown, Junior in MD.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Michigan) Michigan voting reported light, except in Grand Rapids, Ford's home town.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates) (WWJ-TV)

(Studio) Report on importance of Michigan election to Ford.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Ford expects to win in Michigan. Advisers say it would be hard for Ford to survive Michigan loss. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger decides not to accept 2 California speaking engagements before California primary.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Report on Carter campaign.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jonesboro, Arkansas) Carter greets crowd. [CARTER - says he has 14 primaries in May.] [CARTER - says Democrat crossover votes in Michigan could defeat him.] Carter will go to Michigan tonight.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Report on Brown campaign.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Rhode Island) 1000 attend rally for Brown, incling. lieutenant governor, state party chairperson and labor leaders Brown wants uncommitted delegates. [BROWN - can't see crowd but can hear them.] Visits school. [BROWN - says he's optimistic about outcome of Maryland election.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Newark, New Jersey) Brown courts uncommitted delegates listed on June 8 ballot. He'll await election results in MD. Brown to be write-in candidate in OR.
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Udall says he won't actively campaign in OR. Udall badly hurt by lack of federal matching campaign funds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick;
Hager, Robert

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