KTRU Tuesdays: 1976 Texas Primary

Given the current state of the election, let’s look back at the 1976 Republican primary race between Pres. Gerald Ford and then Gov. Ronald Reagan. On April 29, 1976 before the May 1st Texas primary, Pres. Gerald Ford held a press conference in Houston and spoke to the Houston Builders Association.

This is a snippet from the press conference where Pres. Ford discusses how he falls on the political spectrum and his opinions of his challenger Gov. Reagan, as well as other pressing issues of the time including defense spending, the Panama Canal Treaty, and relations with Russia.

Image from The Rice Thresher, April 15, 1976.

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