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Campaign `72 / Wisconsin Primary #222809

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1972
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(Studio) McGovern wins Wisconsin Democratic primary with 30% vote. Wallace gets 22%, Humphrey 21%, Muskie 10%, Jackson 8%, Lindsay 7%. Lindsay drops out of race. Democratic delegate tally shows: Muskie 104.5, McGovern 93.5, Wallace 75, Humphrey 19, Lindsay 6, Chisholm 5, Mills 1, uncommitted 177.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Milwaukee, WI) Wisconsin issue of taxes reflects dissatisfaction of people with government Senator George McGovern is a real victor now. Alabama Governor George Wallace shows he can do well in North, nonbusing state. Senator Hubert Humphrey takes a beating. Senator Edmund Muskie's bandwagon rolls downhill. Senator Henry Jackson will continue, though he does badly. New York City Mayor John Lindsay withdraws. Analysis of CBS sample precincts given. [MCGOVERN - optimistic about winning Democratic nomination] [WALLACE - says Wisconsin shows he's a viable candidate.] [MUSKIE - concerned with Wallace support.] [HUMPHREY - says Republican crossover voters support Wallace to split Democratic Party Predicts victory where no such crossover is allowed.] Senator Eugene McCarthy, who won 56% in Wisconsin in 68, gets 1% this year
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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