NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 04, 1976
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(Studio) Field poll shows California Governor Edmund Brown Junior with 51%-20% lead over Jimmy Carter in California. Ford is 24 points behind Ronald Reagan. Ford concedes California underdog status.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(California) Ford strategists work on advertising stressing Reagan's position with regard to American troops and Rhodesia. [Voice of Vice President Nelson ROCKEFELLER - says Reagan extended his war from Panama to Rhodesia. Doesn't think Americans want another Vietnam.] Statement to be made into a commercial. Ford television commercials with actors shown. Commerce Secretary Elliot Richardson, Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz, Interior Secretary Thomas Kleppe, Transportation Secretary William Coleman and others campaign for Ford in California. [Ford campaign worker Evelle YOUNGER - says there are large number of undecided California voters. Ford will win if there is 75% turnout.] Winner of California Republican primary gets all the delegates.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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