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Campaign `72 / House, Senate ,Races #220997

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Robert Dole, Republican national chairperson, interprets election outcome as referendum on future of American and as personal victory for President Nixon. Acknowledges lack of victory for Republican party in Congress and governor races.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Ticket-splitting results in 93rd Congress similar to 92nd. Republicans lose 4 Senator seats. Senator Margaret Chase Smith ousted by Representative William Hathaway in Maine race. In DE, incumbent Caleb Boggs beaten by Joseph Biden. In North Carolina, Jesse Helms defeats Representative Nick Galifianakis. In OK, Dewey Bartlett wins over Representative Edward Edmondson. In Virginia, William Scott beats Senator William Spong. In Iowa, Senator Jack Miller unseated by Richard Clark. In South Dakota, Robert Hirsch ousted by James Abourezk. In Colorado, Senator Gordon Allott unseated by Floyd Haskell. In NM, Pete Domenici defeats Jack Daniels. In House of Representatives, Republicans gain 12 seats, women gain 2, blacks increase by 3: Georgia's Andrew Young, Texas's Barbara Jordan, California's Yvonne Burke. Paul McCloskey reelected in California. Missing Representatives Hale Boggs of Louisiana and Nick Begich, of AK. reelected.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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