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Campaign `72/Florida Primary #19726

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1972
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(Studio) Percentages won by Democrats in Florida primary given: Wallace - 42; Humphrey - 18; Jackson - 13; Muskie - 9; Lindsay - 7; McGovern - 6; Chisholm - 4.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Orlando, Florida) [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - reacts to Muskie's having called him a demagogue and threat to country. Says Florida vote makes him a serious Democratic contender and questions party loyalty of those candidates who would not support him should he win Democratic nomination]
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Miami, Florida) Senator Edmund Muskie plays golf after having lost title of front runner in Democrat race. Muskie feels Florida voters were tricked by Wallace, and is angry with campaign techniques of Jackson and Humphrey.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Miami, Florida) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says Florida primary shows he is a viable candidate. Refrains from attacking Wallace directly-merely discounts his importance.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Miami, Florida) Senator Henry Jackson, who did better than Muskie in Florida race, feels well on his way. [JACKSON - says race is now between Humphrey, Jackson, and Muskie.]

(Miami, Florida) New York City Mayor John Lindsay, even though he finished ahead of McGovern, is still 5th and leaves Florida politically weaker than when he arrived.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) Although Senator George McGovern placed behind Lindsay in Florida,he was not particularly displeased.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [MCGOVERN - says no great expectations had been held for Florida; that New Hampshire campaign produced spectacular results. Says Wallace rode bus to victory in Florida and will not have that issue in very many other parts of country.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Wallace won in Florida, Los Angeles, California, Mayor Sam Yorty won fewest number votes. Yorty withdraws from race for Democrat non.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bell, Steve;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jackson, Gregory;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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