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South Dakota Senate Race #202

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1968
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(Studio) Report on South Dakota Senate race.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(South Dakota) Voters discontented. Senator George McGovern may be swept out of office by Republican resurgence. Polls show McGovern ahead of opponent, ex-Governor Archie Gubbrud. Polls misleading because balloting encourages straight party ticket. Hubert Humphrey trails Richard Nixon by 25%. [MCGOVERN - says for him to be silent about Vice President's race would say he doesn't have preference for President Prefers Vice President even if he disagrees with him on issues.] Gubbrud gets on well with farmers and ranchers. He's moderate on Vietnam; accuses McGovern of aiding and comforting enemy with dovish views. [GUBBRUD - says Communists know nation divided on issues. Need administration with leadership] Ex-College professor McGovern draws on student power and isolationism view grown in South Dakota. McGovern will have to win race all by himself.

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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