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Senate Hughes / Candidacy Withdrawal #217994

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
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(Studio) 1st casualty among contenders for Democrat President nomination
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Harold E. Hughes says effectiveness in Senate hampered by undeclared candidacy. [HUGHES - says convinced can do better job as Senator without Presidential candidate label; doesn't think decision will affect balance of candidates; hasn't told campaign staff to endorse any other candidate.] Hughes rptdly. did recommend staff support Senator George S. McGovern.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:01:30

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