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Campaign `72 / Bellwether Ctys. #220977

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1972
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(Studio) Bellwether areas are those which always voted with winner.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ayrshire, Iowa) November, 1896, cty. voted for McKinley and has voted for every President winner in 76 years since. Nixon favored. Mayor Jody Smith, age 20 and nation's. youngest, supports Nixon. Farmers write off Watergate as politics, but are concerned with Nixon's peace efforts.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

(Cheyenne, Wyoming) Laramie Cty., western area, has voted for President winner since 1896. University of Wyoming poll gives Nixon a 2 to 1 edge.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Prineville, OR) Cattle and trees are major economy assets in Crook Cty. Cty. has voted for every President winner since Grover Cleveland in 1884. Many voters would have voted for Wallace, will go for Nixon, but show little interest in Presidential race.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Williams, Jeff

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