1976 Republican Convention and Campaign

President Gerald R. Ford and Gov. Ronald Reagan campaigned for the Republican Presidential Nomination throughout 1975 and 1976, only ending at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, MO. At the Convention, President Ford won the necessary delegates and the Nomination. Following his victory, President Ford selected Senator Bob Dole as his running-mate. During the general election, President Ford was opposed by Governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter. In a campaign hard-fought throughout the country, Governor Carter narrowly defeated President Ford.

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