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  1. '76 a window into ugliness of a GOP contested conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Olympian

    In this April 11, 2016 photo, Billy Mounger, a 90-year-old oil businessman and 1976 chairman of Mississippi campaign for Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, recalls the contested national convention where the state's delegation split between President Gerald Ford and Reagan, in his Jackson, Miss., office. Tension from the convention caused a permanent rift between Mounger and Clarke Reed, who was state GOP chairman at the time.

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