#32 – Republican Nomination

August 19, 1976

President Gerald R. Ford is nominated at the Republican National Convention edging out former California Governor Ronald Reagan. The lengthy primary contest saw both candidates tirelessly campaign across the country for delegates. President Ford selects U.S. Senator Robert Dole of Kansas as his running mate. Public opinion polls following the convention have President Ford trailing the Democratic nominee, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, by wide margins.

Republican Nomination