CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace gets 42% Florida vote, more than combined total of 3 closest rivals (Humphrey, Jackson, Muskie).
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Miami, Florida) Wallace, with 75 convention delegate votes, is a serious contender for Democrat president nomination Lindsay, McGovern, and Chisholm finish 5th, 6th, and 7th in race, and others who didn't campaign, received small percentage. Humphrey gets 6 delegate votes. Nixon receives 87% in Republican race, with Ashbrook and McCloskey doing poorly. Straw vote for Constitution amendment barring forced busing wins big, but so does Florida Governor Reubin Askew's commitment to quality advertising for all. Floridians still favor prayer in public schools. [San. Edmund MUSKIE - says he will fight Wallace brand of politics.] [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - sorry Democratic contenders reacted so strongly to their defeat.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says Florida tally shows he is viable candidate.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) San. Henry Jackson prepares for Wisconsin primary.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin) [JACKSON - says Florida primary shows he is no longer an unknown. Pleased at beating Muskie. Says New York "Times" survey shows his vote came from people concerned about economy.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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