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Campaign `72/New Hampshire and Democrats #222315

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 03, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats fight hard as New Hampshire enters final week before primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Manchester, New Hampshire) When Senator Edmund Muskie called publisher of Manchester "Union Leader" a gutless coward and liar and them wept. something changed in New Hampshire primary. Only 2 major Democratic candidates entered in New Hampshire (Muskie, McGovern) and rest worked in Florida (Humphrey, Jackson, Lindsay) against Wallace and busing issue. [MUSKIE's - weeping scene shown. He denounced publisher William Loeb for saying he belittled New Hampshire's French Canadians and for printing unflattering comments about Mrs. Muskie.] [MUSKIE - says he showed emotion shout attack upon his wife because he's not an iceberg. Doesn't think people want iceberg President] [Senator George MCGOVERN - would be disappointed with less than 25% showing in New Hampshire primary. Says Muskie will be lucky to get 50%.] Los Angeles, California, Mayor Sam Yorty, backed by Union "Leader", feels surge of support since Muskie's outbreak, as do most other Democratic candidates. Senator Vance Hartke may get 5%. House Ways and Means committee chairperson Wilbur Mills spends much money in New Hampshire for write-in campaign. Anti candidate Edward Cole, too young to be President, may get scattered votes. Write-in votes will go to Senator Edward Kennedy. [MUSKIE - expects percentage to drop somewhat as other candidates are known.]
REPORTER: Mike ???

Cronkite, Walter

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