• Short Summary

    United States' President richard Nixon and Vice President Gerald Ford were the star attractions at a 1,000 dollar a plate (400 sterling) Republican Fund Raising Dinner in Washington on Wednesday night (27 March).

  • Description

    United States' President richard Nixon and Vice President Gerald Ford were the star attractions at a 1,000 dollar a plate (400 sterling) Republican Fund Raising Dinner in Washington on Wednesday night (27 March).

    However, despite a take of more than 600,000 dollars (270,000 sterling) the dinner produced less campaign money than any of its type in years. Pre-Watergate dinners could bring in as much as 1,5000,000 dollars (650,000 sterling) for the Republican Party. The money will be used in the campaign for the congressional elections in the United States later this year. Significantly, seven of the 11 Republican senators running for re-election have said they do not want President Nixon campaigning for them this year. However, there was no sign of this at the Washington dinner where Vice president Gerald ford hailed President Nixon as a personal friend and a outstanding president.

    President Nixon himself predicted a victory in the elections despite recent defeats in Michigan and Ohio. The President said that the main factors that would influence people to vote for the Republicans was the achievement of truce abroad and prosperity at home. Watergate and the President's possible impeachment were not mentioned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AVJH9UYZTOAEOJL3RBF47FCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AVJH9UYZTOAEOJL3RBF47FCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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