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Democrats / McCarthy / Maddox / Convention #199228

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Eugene McCarthy talks of his estimated 1st ballot strength by economist John Ken. Galbraith.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saint Louis, Missouri) [MCCARTHY - agrees with Galbraith estimate of 500-800 delegate votes. Calls Republican ticket proper for Republicans Says he could beat ticket without running-mate. Don't know if Missouri delegates committed to Humphrey or not. Must focus on issues and pick someone who can win. If Maddox comes in, 2nd or 3rd ballot likely. Other than that, 1st ballot should settle it.]

(Studio) Georgia Governor Lester Maddox expected to announce for Presidential race later. 1,312 votes needed for win at Democratic Convention CBS count gave McCarthy 350-400 on 1st ballot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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