During the 1976 presidential campaign, which state did Ronald Reagan NOT win in the Republican primary?
The Republican primary for the presidential election in 1976 was certainly an interesting one. It saw Ronald Reagan, who had been the Governor of California not long ago, pitted against the incumbent Gerald Ford. Even though Ford had the incumbency advantage, people had doubts about his nomination since he was an unelected president (He wasn’t even elected as vice president.)
It was a closely contested race. In the end, Ford beat Reagan with 1,187 delegates compared to the latter’s 1,070. However, Ford would lose the presidential race to Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter.