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Oregon Senate Race #198269

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 07, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Humphrey's low popularity affects Democratic pols., incling. Senator doves.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(OR) Pts. of state in fall shown. Senator Wayne Morse campaigns for reelection. Rptd. Morse in trouble; race considered tight. [MORSE - says polls do damage.] Robert Packwood, 36, runs against Morse. [PACKWOOD - thinks Morse can be beaten.] [MORSE - talks to Bandon, OR, residents about breaker line.] [RESIDENT - says must be beyond breaker line.] [MORSE - tells of his work helping state.] [PACKWOOD - says Senator has more responsibility than how many dams, etc. he can get for state.] Morse reminds voters of his seniority. [MORSE - says will take 20 years to get chairperson post if lose 1 we've got.] [PACKWOOD - says Morse's seniority not doing any good.] Says federal spending in Oregon dropped. [PACKWOOD - tells of Morse attacking Democratic President and most of Senators He won't get favors from anyone.] [MORSE - says Senator owes people honest and independent judgment on each issue. If partisan pols. not following facts, too bad.] Packwood says should get out of Vietnam. [PACKWOOD - says won't make statements, like Morse, that'll be played by Radio Hanoi.] [MORSE - says Packwood trying to weasel on Vietnam issue. Must stop killing of boys.] [PACKWOOD - cites Morse's popularity and voters who say they're supporting Packwood.] [MORSE - says believe I'll have good major] Trouble may be real but Morse and followers have survived 1/4 century.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill

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