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.
Ford wins Rhode Island
Reagan wins Montana, South Dakota
Campaign Stops: Newark, Patterson ... Cleveland, Cincinnati
President Ford at the dedication of the Great Falls of the Passaic River, Patterson, NJ.
Campaign Stops: Cincinnati, Middletown, Springfield, Lima (?), Findlay, Bowling Green, Toledo
President Ford greets workers on a campaign trip, Cincinnati, OH.
Reagan wins California
Ford wins New Jersey, Ohio
Campaign Stop: Springfield
President Ford’s campaign address in Springfield, MO.
Campaign Stop: Norfolk
President Ford addresses the Southern Baptist Convention, Norfolk, VA.
Campaign Stop: Indianapolis
President Ford addresses the US Jaycees Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Campaign Stops: San Juan, Durado Beach
President Ford and Gov. Rafael Hernandez at Colon Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico.