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Shriver / Political Maneuvers #208460

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1970
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(Studio) Sargent Shriver resigns as ambassador to France to prepare for political campaign in MD.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Shriver expected to run for Maryland Governor; already campaigning privately, but not formally.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Bethesda, Maryland) Incumbent Governor Marvin Mandel, wants to stay in office. [Shriver For. Governor Executive Director Spencer OLIVER - expects Shriver to run for governor] [Finance Chairperson Lance BILLINGSLY - says candidacy to be announced in May or June.] [MANDEL - thinks party split may yield Republican gov.] [OLIVER - says Maryland Democrats need unified leadership] If Shriver wins, position for 1972 Presidential race strengthened.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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