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Nixon Campaign / Humphrey Campaign / Fortas #1681

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1968
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(Studio) Republican candidate Richard Nixon, campaigns in Ohio; Ohio has 26 electoral votes. In Indianapolis, IN, Nixon says Democratic candidate Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey naive with regard to crime. Says doubled conviction will do more than more money for war on poverty. Vice President says for every jail Nixon would build, he'd build house and for every Nixon policeman, he'd hire teacher.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New Jersey) Vice President spends morning on beach. [HUMPHREY - says Nixon campaign starts to unfold. Clear that arrangement made with Senator Strom Thurmond with regard to Fortas nomination. No President will manage courts For every jail Nixon wants, he'd build house and for every policeman, he'd hire teacher.] Report on Washington, DC reaction with regard to Nixon - Thurmond deal.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(DC) Senator Thurmond at work with Judiciary Committee [THURMOND - says opposed Fortas as justice 3 years ago and opposes him as Chief Justice. Nixon made no requests of him with regard to matter.] Thurmond produces testimony that Fortas paid $15,000 to conduct special seminar at American University law school. Says improper for member court to accept outside fees. Money given by 5 donors; Thurmond calls them important business figures. Fortas declines to come back for more questions. His confirmation looks dim.

Cioffi, Lou;
Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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