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: Dearborn
President Ford kicks off his primary campaign with remarks to the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference in Dearborn, MI.
Campaign Stop: Concord
President Ford greets PFC Campaign Workers in Concord, NH.
Campaign Stop: Orlando
President Ford greeted by Girl Scouts in Orlando, FL.
Campaign Stops: Orlando, St. Petersburg
President Ford addresses a crowd in St. Petersburg, FL.
Campaign Stops: Keene, Portsmouth, Dover
President and Mrs. Ford eat ice cream in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Campaign Stops: Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro, Coral Springs, Sarasota, Boca Raton
President Ford, Rep. J. Herbert, and Girl Scouts in Boca Raton, FL.
Campaign Stop: Tampa
President Ford meets well-wishers in Tampa during his second campaign trip to Florida.