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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 03, 1971
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(Studio) Hard to find pattern in elections. Law and order candidate Frank L. Rizzo wins Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mayoral race with 53% over Longstreth's 47%. Law and order candidate Representative Louise Day Hicks loses mayoral race in Boston, Massachusetts, by 27% to Kevin H. White's 66%. Black Mayor Richard G. Hatcher wins reelection in Gary, IN, by a larger margin than his 1st victory. In Cleveland, Ohio, Ralph J. Perk (39%) wins over black Arnold River Pinkney, (32%) and James Carney (29%).
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cleveland, Ohio) President Nixon calls Perk and congratulates him; 1st Republican mayor in 30 years Pinkney picked to run by outgoing Mayor Carl B. Stokes. 25% black vote went to Carney. [STOKES - says 63% voted against hate appeal of Perk, though vote split. Speaks of coalition pols.]
REPORTER: Michele Clark

(Studio) Perk says he'll include blacks in cabinet. Indianapolis, IN, Mayor Richard G. Lugar also got President' telephone call.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Indianapolis, IN) [LUGAR - tells President of developing unity within party, esp. black, youth, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant and specific supports.] Major Republican city county council swept in Lugar landslide.
REPORTER: Bill Walker

Clark, Michele;
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Bill

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