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Democratic Convention / Credentials Battle #199269

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) Credentials Committee meets Monday to begin hearing competing delegations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 1,000 delegates and alts. could be involved. More challenges by Eugene McCarthy. McCarthy spokesperson says they'll concentrate on racial make-up of South delegations with regular Georgia group their showcase target. That group has 1 black state Senator and 6 other blacks but headed by segregationist Governor Lester Maddox. Group ready to take their place is co-chrd. by civil rights leader and state legislature, Julian Bond. [DC attorney and McCarthy credentials coordinator Joseph RAUH - says Humphrey relying heavily on South delegates. He can either go with Maddox or Bond. His heart with Bond, but may have to go with Maddox.] [Senator Walter MONDALE - calls it ironic that group would try to raise doubts about Vice President's commitments to human rights. Real issue is whether we can create healthy political ptys. in South] There are challenges from 15 states.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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