This timeline charts Gerald Ford's path in the 1976 election, from competing for the Republican nomination in the primaries to his fight against Jimmy Carter in the general election. Follow along to learn more about the key moments in his campaign.
Campaign Stop: Ft. Wayne
President Ford interviewed by Gary Graham, a political writer for the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN.
Campaign Stops: Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis ... Birmingham
Campaign rally in Wilson Park, Birmingham, AL.
Reagan wins all 3
Campaign Stop: Omaha
President Ford greets a newborn at Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE.
Campaign Stops: Omaha, Lincoln ... Kansas City, Independence
President Ford speaks in Lincoln, NE.
Ford wins West Virginia
Reagan wins Nebraska
Campaign Stops: Detroit, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, Roseville
Primary campaign trip to Michigan.
Campaign Stops: Bristol, Johnson City, Memphis ... Louisville ... Flint
President Ford greets an elephant on a primary campaign trip to Memphis, TN.
Campaign Stops: Grand Rapids, Saginaw
President Ford, First Lady Betty Ford and Susan Ford in Saginaw, MI.
Ford wins both
Campaign Stops: Medford, Portland
President Ford taping a "One-on-One" interview with Ted Warren at KGW-TV (NBC), Portland, OR.
Campaign Stops: Portland, Pendleton ... El Toro, Los Angeles
President Ford addresses the greater Los Angeles Press Club.
Campaign Stops: Laguna Hills, Anaheim ... Las Vegas ... San Diego, Van Nuys, Los Angeles
President Ford disembarks the Theresa Janene, in the San Diego Harbor.
Campaign Stops: Los Angeles, San Jose, Walnut Creek
President Ford with a model of the Liberty Bell in Walnut Creek, CA.
Ford wins Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee
Reagan wins Arkansas, Idaho, Nevada
Campaign Stops: San Jose ... Columbus
President Ford holds the football presented to him by Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes in Columbus, OH.