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Republican Party Leaders #205667

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) Eastern liberal takes over Sen, Everett Dirksen's post.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) 43 Republican Senators elect Senator Hugh Scott, 68, as Minority Leader. He beat Senator Dirksen's son-in-law, Howard Baker, 43. Vote 24-19. President Nixon congratulates Senator Scott, [BAKER - says don't attribute victory to seniority. [Senator SCOTT - says my experience made difference, Talks of pay raise and new car, Tells Roger Mudd he's welcome to ride in it.] Senator Baker again defeated for Party Whip by Senator Robert Griffin, 46. [GRIFFIN - thanks President for his call.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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