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Campaign `72 / California Primary #20636

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) Senators Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, take president campaigns to California to compete for 271 delegates.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) McGovern ends self-imposed political inactivity by flying to L.A. Winner takes all delegates in California primary and almost assures victory at Democratic Convention Massive minority vote a key factor. [Mrs. Coretta KING - endorses McGovern.] [MCGOVERN - says despite attempts on Wallace, assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, he hopes to meet voters face to face.] McGovern will spend time in OR; expects decisive win there. California, however, will determine validity of coalition of blue-collar workers and liberals. Black vote could be make-or-break element.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Los Angeles, California) television star Lorne Greenebacks Humphrey. [HUMPHREY - criticizes McGovern welfare plan as tax burden on middle-income tax payers. Challenges McGovern to debate.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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