ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic Presidential nominee, Senator George McGovern, returns to Washington, DC for Senate vote. Admin. wants bill to raise minimum wage to $2.00 from $1.60 an hour Democrats have a bill to raise it to $2.20 and extend it to workers not now covered. McGovern's vote caused defeat of administration bill, 47 to 46.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) McGovern, flanked by Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Thomas Eagleton, announces appointment of Lawrence O'Brien as his campaign chairperson [MCGOVERN - defends his Senator voting record on labor issues.] O'Brien was replaced as Democratic national chairperson at convention by Mrs. Jean Westwood. [O'BRIEN - says presidential race will be a 2-party confrontation, hopefully resulting in President elected by majority of the people. ] O'Brien to focus on liaison with Democratic officials and leaders, leaving grass roots planning to campaign manager, Gary Hart.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer