CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern wins Democratic Convention delegates from several states, putting him 2/3 way toward nomination In Kentucky, Senator Edmund Muskie wins backing of 37 heretofore uncommitted delegates, giving him more than 200 needed to keep candidacy alive. Democrat delegate count noted for major candidates. Next contest is in New York tomorrow with 248 of 278 delegates at stake.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) McGovern is front and only runner in New York primary. He generates crowds, money, excitement, and cameras, but frontrunners also face problems, fighting numbers. [MCGOVERN - says candidate's name doesn't appear on ballot in New York so names of delegates backing him must be publicized. Also, some delegates running are uncommitted so one doesn't know what he's opposing.] Spends much time denying he is anti-Israel to win Jewish vote. [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - expects to have delegate power at national conv.] Senators Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Muskie hope for limited New York support. [MUSKIE - says he's part of Stop-Nixon, not stop-McGovern, move.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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