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Campaign `72 / California Primary #222915

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) West Virginia and Nebraska counts incomplete but nation-wide, 2 Democratic leaders have increased convention delegate strength. McGovern ahead, Humphrey 2nd, Wallace 3rd. Michigan, MD primaries next.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Los Angeles, California) California will decide Democrat president nomination Senator George McGovern needs California victory in opposing Democratic party leaders for nomination Senator Hubert Humphrey could survive defeat, but McGovern victory would be staggering blow. (San Diego, California) [Citizen asks questions on plans to attack McGovern.] [Humphrey national campaign director, Jack CHESTNUT - says attacks on any Democratic candidate have not been made.] (Los Angeles, California) Attacks on McGovern will be made in California. [Humphrey California staff, Joseph CERRELL - says McGovern's liberal stands on marijuana, abortion, amnesty, will be publicized.] McGovern staffers will not respond to charges of extremism, but will clarify and explain McGovern positions. [McGovern California campaign dir., Eli SEGAL - urges hard, substantive discussion of issues, no name calling, projection of McGovern as the straight-talking candidate from workers.] McGovern will hold blue-collar workers by hitting tax issues. Humphrey has heavy labor backing, however. Blacks have voted for Humphrey, but McGovern will try to cut in to his support with spot on black radio station KGFJ by Julian Bond (given). 18-20 year old new voters counted on by McGovern, but he doesn't take them for granted. Humphrey goes after young voters who work instead of going to school. [Humphrey supporter says students rarely vote.] McGovern rock concerts draw large mos. students, who contribute to his fund. McGovern has big money contributors, but Humphrey has more. [Humphrey supporter urges contributions at cocktail party] Muskie backers look for signs of strength before switching to McGovern or Humphrey. L.A. Mayor Sam Yorty could drain Humphrey support. Gene McCarthy and Shirley Chisholm could take McGovern votes. California is winner take all for 271 delegates, with no excuses or moral victories.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles
Duration:
00:06:00

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