On the campaign tracks

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0000118" title="Gerald Ford" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/gerald-ford-PEPLT0000118.topic">President Gerald R. Ford</a> and First Lady <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001841" title="Betty Ford" href="/topic/politics/betty-ford-PECLB001841.topic">Betty Ford</a>, along with U.S. Sen Charles Percy, left, and Illinois Gov. James Thompson, right, wave from the rear platform of the "<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002241" title="Abraham Lincoln" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/abraham-lincoln-PEHST002241.topic">Honest Abe</a>" campaign train in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011277" title="Bloomington" href="/topic/us/illinois/mclean-county/bloomington-PLGEO100100602011277.topic">Bloomington</a>, Ill., during Ford's whistle-stop campaign across Illinois on Oct. 16, 1976.

( David Hume Kennerly, White House/Getty Images )

President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, along with U.S. Sen Charles Percy, left, and Illinois Gov. James Thompson, right, wave from the rear platform of the "Honest Abe" campaign train in Bloomington, Ill., during Ford's whistle-stop campaign across Illinois on Oct. 16, 1976.

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