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Presidential Hopeful / Maddox #1344

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1968
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(Studio) Georgia Governor Lester Maddox says he's not member John Birch Society but sympathizes with their ideas. He likened self to John Adams, Paul Revere and Nathan Hale who were extremists. Report on Maddox style.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Atlanta, Georgia) Shown campaigning. Reporter' says has been elected as a darkhorse candidate. Has better chance to be President than did at being Governor Cites aims for being President Governor faces revolt of members of own delegation. [Georgia Delegate Leroy JOHNSON - says Maddox has no chance of winning President or nomination. It's exercise in futility designed to hurt Democrats and help Wallace.] Wallace and Maddox recently had secret meeting in Montgomery. [MADDOX - says cat would be out of bag if he told all he knew when asked why his candidacy wouldn't hurt Wallace.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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