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Campaign `72 / Maine Senate Seat #223439

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) Many Senators have been challenged during course of campaign `72. Most challenges have been unsuccessful.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(York Beach, ME) Margaret Chase Smith, Senator for 24 years, faces ME challenge. [SMITH - speaks out for strong national defense.] At age 74, lady Senator challenged by 38-yr.-old millionaire, lawyer, businessman Robert Monks. [MONKS - defends spending so much money in campaign.] [SMITH - doesn't have money, wouldn't spend it if she did because that isn't proper way to get elected.] They are both Nixon Republicans, but are at issue on Maine industry, unemployment.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Cronkite, Walter

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