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Muskie Campaign #1861

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) Vice Presidential candidate Senator Edmund Muskie met twice with Senator Eugene McCarthy since Democratic Convention Muskie has relaxed, low-key campaign.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Muskie, 54, enjoys Senator He's liberal and fits in rather than sticks out. Became governor of Maine in 1954 despite being liberal, Democrat and Catholic. [MUSKIE - says it surprised many people to learn he was Polish, Catholic and son of immigrant.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Bethesda, Maryland) Jane and Edmund Muskie have 5 children. Home shown. [Mrs. MUSKIE - says doesn't know how kids will feel about having no parents.] [MUSKIE - says hopes to get back once a week] [Mrs. MUSKIE - says he should give up golf during campaign.] [MUSKIE - says that wasn't condition.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(San Antonio, Texas) Crowds small and Texas party leaders not there. [MUSKIE - says Vice President said we wouldn't out-Nixon Nixon or out-Wallace Wallace; we'll tell it like it is.] Muskie greets crowd. [MUSKIE - says feels Americans will make right choice no matter what.] No fire in his style.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:50

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