#19 – Official Announcement of Candidacy for Republican Nomination

July 8, 1975

President Gerald R. Ford officially announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House. President Ford declares that he will conduct an open and aboveboard campaign, that he will not forget his initial pledge to be President of all the people, and that he will be determined never to neglect his first duty as President – “to do the best job I can for all of the people.”

Official Announcement of Candidacy for Republican Nomination