ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1968
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(Studio) Spokesperson for 2 leading Democratic contenders made claims and counter-claims.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Chicago, Illinois) Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey spokesperson speak in Conrad Hilton hotel. [McCarthy Convention Coordinator Stephen MITCHELL - says Humphrey far from close to major Seems like administration's escalation fever gotten hold of campaign organization Cites extent of escalation process.] [Humphrey spokesperson Senator Walter MONDALE - thinks Nixon-Agnew ticket frightening. Not so sure cntry.'s problems can be met just with force. Easy way out of social difficulties and they could win.] Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Connecticut and WA heard before credentials committee Georgia challenge may be taken before floor, as may Alabama and Texas.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings