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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan has total of 366 delegates; 293 for President Ford. Ford may change campaign strategy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford cites disappointed with elections in Alabama, Georgia and IN, but says he expects to win nomination and election. [FORD - doesn't think defeat based solely on foreign policy Says Kissinger's future not in doubt even if foreign policy shown to be campaign issue.] [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - feels a lot of Ford supporters will work harder now.] Reagan's attacks on administration foreign policy and Democrat crossover votes are problems for Ford campaign. Campaign changes to be made.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) NBC poll of 2500 IN voters shows small percentage of Democrats voting in Republican primary. Ford not beaten by ex-Wallace Democrats Reagan received 51% of IN vote; 49% for Ford. 314 Republican delegates uncommitted; most are for Ford. Report on IN primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hessville, IN) May 1 film shown. Reagan needs northern state victory. Enthusiastic IN crowds greeted him last wkend.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Omaha, Nebraska) Reagan campaigns in Nebraska last night. [REAGAN - says his fingers are crossed.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Kearney, Nebraska) Reagan campaigns as front runner today. [REAGAN - notes crossover votes. Can't have both narrow-base support and then be deprecated for crossover votes.] Reagan to try to persuade uncommitted to vote for him. He feels he has momentum now.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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