NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan and Vice President choice Senator Richard Schweiker campaign in Mississippi. President Ford entertains Virginia delegates at White House
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Jackson, Mississippi) Mrs. Schweiker accompanies husband and Reagan to Mississippi in race for delegates. [Reagan delegate Billy MOUNGER - says delegate votes depend on how well Reagan justifies Vice President choice and how well Schweiker sells himself to delegation.] [SCHWEIKER - reports what he will tell delegation.] When Ford in Mississippi last Friday he told plans for selection of Vice President When Reagan in Mississippi last June he talked with regard to Vice President post for himself. [REAGAN - says he can't be nominee, feels can do better working for his beliefs and that if Vice Presidential candidate can't get votes for himself, he's better off not chosen.] Reagan's Vice President choice has made difference in South; 1 important alternate delegate switched to Ford and chairperson of delegation Clarke Reed remained with Ford.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit