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Republican Campaign / Delegates #489104

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford says he's close to locking up Republican president nomination and he'll win on 1st ballot. Ronald Reagan's campaign manager says Reagan has 10 more delegates than needed to win. Ford entertains New Jersey delegation at White House and holds press conference
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President proposes full-time special prosecutor. [FORD - says Americans will decide if Nixon pardon will be campaign issue. Made pardon decision in the national interest.] [Campaign manager John SEARS - says there is great deal of softness in Ford's delegate strength.] Ford organization to announce Tuesday that Virginia and New York uncommitted delegates are for Ford. Reagan organization announced 3 delegates for Reagan today; says there will be more Tuesday Reagan organization says they'll get 9 of 67 New Jersey delegates. Ford hosts New Jersey delegation.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Virginia state chairperson supports Reagan; Virginia lieutenant governor for Ford. NBC estimates Ford has 1106 delegates; 1037 for Reagan, and 116 uncommitted. Suffolk Cnty., New York, Chairperson Edwin Schwenk says he expects federal aid from Ford in return for delegate support.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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