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Campaign `72 / Southern (Wallace) Vote #220978

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon's southern strategy of 4 years ago was hampered by candidacy of Alabama Governor George Wallace. Wallace voters this year may go to American party candidate John Schnitz or to President Nixon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Wallace voters in Kentucky vote for Nixon. Pattern holds in Tennessee. McGovern runs 2 or 3% behind Hubert Humphrey's mark in 1968. Nixon winning Kentucky over McGovern, 65% to 35% with 38% vote in. In Kentucky Senate race, Republican Louie Nunn trails Democrat Walter Huddleston, denoting split tickets. In Tennessee, with 11% vote in, Nixon leads McGovern 3 to 1. Republican incumbent Tennessee Senator Howard Baker leads Representative Ray Blanton by 10,000 votes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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