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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Indiana Primary #488477

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1976
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(Studio) President primaries set for Tuesday in Alabama, Georgia, IN and DC. Ronald Reagan victory in IN could change nature of Republican campaign. Report on Reagan and Ford campaigns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Wayne, IN) Reagan says he would be strongest Republican to run against Jimmy Carter in November [REAGAN - believes he has best chance of opposing Carter. Most of Carter's solutions involve use of federal government]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Indianapolis, IN) President Ford says Reagan makes rash decisions and opposes revenue sharing. [FORD - cites Reagan's opposition to revenue sharing. Reagan hasn't made 1975 income tax payments public.] Ford blames Texas defeat on Democrat crossover votes.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Report on IN primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(IN) IN described. [Newspaper editor James NEAL - says Hoosiers would like to do away with too much government] Indianapolis is mostly white and Protestant. Most of IN is farms; IN is Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz's home state. States industry and pols. noted. Most of Republican organization supports President Ford. [VOLUNTEER - calls to ascertain Ford support.] Hopes that party identification will prevent Democrat votes crossing over to Reagan. Reagan brings Texas momentum to IN race. He's spending twice as much as Ford for ad. and stresses defense Ford supporters afraid Reagan may get 1st Northern victory.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Jones, Kenley;
Woodruff, Judy

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