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Campaign `72 / McGovern and South Dakota #18035

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern pushes big key states, loses ground in home state.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Senator Hubert Humphrey in primaries, tagged McGovern as pro-abortion, amnesty, and marijuana. Comes to South Dakota to try to repair damage. Former Vice President nomination Senator Thomas Eagleton also tries to help.

(Mitchell, South Dakota) [Ronald JENKINS - says McGovern doesn't representative South Dakota conservative thinking.] [Steve SMITH - says McGovern never discussed liberal ideas when running for Senator]

(Woonsocket, South Dakota) Mrs. Eleanor McGovern visits her home town. James Abourezk, Democrat, safely ahead in race for Senator, never mentions McGovern.

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota) South Dakota Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty admits McGovern trailing.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David
Duration:
00:03:50

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