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Campaign 1976 / Reagan / Ford / Vice President #489629

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 02, 1976
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(Studio) Reagan campaign manager John Sears calls press conference to announce 12 new delegates on Reagan side.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Sears says Schweiker as Vice President move is paying off. Sears says pressure now on Ford to choose Vice Presidential candidate. [SEARS - says Ford will find himself in position of having to name Vice President choice before Republican national conv.] President Ford's chief delegate hunter James Baker says Ford has done right thing in asking delegate recommendations; says Reagan didn't help himself by choosing Schweiker so early; most of 12 delegates announced today were already in Reagan camp. [BAKER - says only 3 pledges to Reagan from Pennsylvania delegation; can't be characterized as massive shift.] President spent part of day on acceptance speech for conv.; White House says President to continue giving personal welcome to delegates who haven't stopped by White House yet.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) May not know outcome of delegate count until convention Reporter gives NBC News tally of Reagan's 12 new delegates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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