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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 20, 1976
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(Studio) Ford campaign organization says Ford gained 16 Republican delegates. South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond and 3 other delegates endorse Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Reagan campaign manager John SEARS - says Reagan has 1140 delegates.] [Ford committee James BAKER - disputes Sears' claim.] New York Republican Edwin Schwenk supported Ford after he met with him with regard to Long Island problem. [SCHWENK - comments on Long Island problem.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(SC) [SC delegate Bobby SHELTON - says Ford has best chance of beating liberal Democratic ticket.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [SEARS - says 40-50 Ford supporters will vote for Reagan.] Ford org. trying to capture Mississippi delegation.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) NBC estimates Ford has 1114 delegates; 1035 for Reagan, and 110 uncommitted. Mississippi delegate received telephone call July 6 from Reagan. Betty Ford called her today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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