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Campaign 1976 / Republicans / Ford / Reagan / Connecticut #489076

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford celebrates 63rd birthday. Dr. finds him in excellent physical health. Betty Ford treats him to lunch at Sans Souci restaurant. He'll have favorite corned beef and cabbage dinner tonight at White House Ronald Reagan campaigns for uncommitted New Jersey delegates. 55 delegates to be chosen in Connecticut and Utah over wkend. Ford to appear Saturday at Connecticut Republican convention
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Hartford, Connecticut) 35 delegates to be chosen at Republican convention Convention stacked in Ford's favor. Reagan not invited to Connecticut convention State party chairperson Fred Biebel is for Ford. [BIEBEL - says Senator, 2 Representatives, national committee and liaison-people and ex-state chairperson for 20 years support Ford. Everybody has chance at conv.] Reagan workers contacting each of delegates. [Reagan strategist Charles BLACK - says hopes to be treated fairly.] Ford aides hope to win all Connecticut delegates.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) NBC Republican delegate count shows Ford with 1071 delegates; 1014 for Reagan; 119 uncommitted, and 55 to be chosen.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob

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