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Campaign '72 / Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Primaries #222702

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1972
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(Studio) most Democrat president candidates converge on Ohio for next big primary fight. (DC) [Muskie's news secretary Richard STEWART - announces Muskie's cancellation of trip to Toledo, Ohio. Muskie will hold press conference in DC tomorrow.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (reporter not given)

(Studio) Muskie may drop out of campaign. Humphrey wins in Pennsylvania, vows to heat Wallace in IN. McGovern takes lean in delegates to Democratic national conv., winning Massachusetts primary. National tally given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) New front runner, ben. George McGovern, wins Massachusetts handily, supported by union mbrs., youth. Senator Hubert Humphrey wins in Pennsylvania, backed by blacks. Org. fails to produce votes for Senator Edmund Muskie. Alabama Governor George Wallace places 2nd in Pennsylvania popular tally, but McGovern places 2nd on delegate count there. [HUMPHREY - says he won battle for progressive center or Democratic party] [MCGOVERN - denies he is left wing and says such labels are meaningless. Advocates truth in politics.] Muskie is big loser so far.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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