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.
General Election Campaign Kickoff
President Ford at a campaign rally at the University of Michigan.
Campaign Stop: Reserve
President Ford aboard the SS Natchez in Reserve, LA.
Campaign Stops: Milwaukee, Glendale
First Lady Betty Ford attending the United German Societies of Milwaukee Oktoberfest.
Campaign Stops: New Orleans ... Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagula ... Mobile ... Miami
President Ford's campaign motorcade from Gulfport to Biloxi, MS.
Campaign Stop: Miami
President Ford and Villa Maria Nursing Home residents in Miami, FL.