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Campaign `72 / Mississippi and Alabama Senate Races #220621

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 01, 1972
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(Studio) Republicans need net gain of 6 seats to win Senator control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mississippi) Republican Gil Carmichael abandoned by Nixon reelection campaign in bid for Senate seat from Mississippi. Democrat James O. Eastland, chairperson Judiciary Committee, has pleased White House and is immune from President Republican sweep of Congress Prentiss Walker and C. L. McKinley also on ballot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Birmingham, Alabama) [Senator John SPARKMAN - Democrat, disavows McGovern, emphasizes projects he has brought to Alabama.] John L. LaFlor, black, may take some of Sparkman's votes. Alabama Governor George Wallace endorses Sparkman. Nixon favors former Postmaster General Winton "Red" Blount. Visits to Alabama by Earl Butz, Spiro Agnew, Tricia Cox, Edward Nixon, Rogers Morton help Blount. [BLOUNT - says beneath it all, Sparkman is a McGovern man.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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