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Campaign `72 / McGovern #21346

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern wins 4 primaries, putting him near Democrat President nom. He wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, and California. He now has delegate strength of 912, with 1509 needed for nomination Rival delegate strength shown. Memories of assassination of Robert Kennedy 4 years ago, alters mood of victory celebration.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Security at Hollywood Palladium extremely tight for McGovern victory celebration. [MCGOVERN - says he can't believe he won the whole thing. Predicts victory at Democratic Convention and in national election.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Studio) McGovern says if elected he would go to Hanoi, North Vietnam; Paris, France, or anywhere to reach agreement to end Vietnam war and release American POWs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) [MCGOVERN - pleased with 4 primary victories and birth of grandson in 1 day. Says margin of victory less than predicted shows polls aren't very reliable index. Says business will do better under his administration Says his programs will reform unemployment, welfare, and taxes, but in a way that's fair to everybody. Wsnts to win nomination before considering running mate, but says Wallace would not be a possibility. Says Wallace should support him, however, if he wins party nomination Does not rule out Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, State Florida Governor Askew, or former North Carolina Governor Sanford.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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