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Campaign 1976 / Primaries / Reagan / Goldwater / Nessen #488516

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1976
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(Studio) 177 Democrat delegates and 153 Republican delegates at stake in the primaries in Alabama, Georgia, IN and DC. Ronald Reagan considered favorite in Alabama, Georgia; IN primary looks close between him and Ford.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Parkersburg, West Virginia) Reagan campaigns in West Virginia. Voters here won't be able to cross party lines in May 11 primary. [REAGAN - says Canal Zone is US sovereign territory.] Polls show Reagan closing gap with Ford in IN.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Senator Barry Goldwater says Reagan's position on Panama Canal shows misunderstanding of facts or surprisingly dangerous state of mind.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [GOLDWATER - says Reagan's remarks could lead United States to open military conflict. Reagan should be more careful to whom he listens.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) White House suggests some of techniques used to finance Reagan campaign should be investigated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Press Secretary Ron Nessen suggests Reagan's campaign funds be investigated. He says outside groups bought 80% of Reagan's political advertising and practice deserves attention Reagan says there's nothing to charge and Nessen can investigate all he likes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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