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91st Congress / House Speaker / Whips / Powell #2169

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 02, 1969
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(Studio) Representative John McCormack wins House Speaker post in 91st Congressional Age, experience prevail over youth.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Capitol Hill) House caucus votes 3-1 for McCormack. Morris Udall, younger, loses. - Republican Senate liberals back Hugh Scott for Whip post. Republican Conservatives Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, and Everett Dirksen backed Roman Hruska. Senator Edward Kennedy opposes Senator Russell Long for Democrat Whip. Long claims victory but results not final.

(Studio) Question: Will Representative Adam Clayton Powell be asked to step aside? M.R. Gross may pose challenge. Powell thought to prevail.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam

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