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Demo. Credentials Committee / McGovern #223693

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic credentials committee debating challenge to seating of Chicago Mayor Daley's 59 delegates. McGovern forces solidly against Daley.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Daley underdog in this challenge. McGovern would gain 41 delegates if Daley defeated, but could lose any Daley support in November
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Wide lobbying and politicking. Humphrey aide, on convention floor before mtg. hustling vote for Daley. Chicago alderman, William Singer, head of group opposing Daley, predicted no compromise. Eli Siegel, McGovern's coordinator, would have preferred a compromise. [Attorney for challenged delegate, John R. REILL - says he was made an offer with people claiming association with McGovern; accepted it; then offer withdrawn.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Chicago challenge began with attorney statements. [Attorney for challenged delegates, Jerome TORSHEN - asks meeting to open up the party by recognizing the right to vote as cornerstone of party process.] [Wayne WHALEN, attorney for challengers - says evidence shows slates submitted to Daley for his personal approval. There can be no Chicago exception to party rules pertaining to primaries, convs. and caucuses.] Vote on Daley challenge soon.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Senator McGovern angered at California delegation decision. McGovern spoke to a convention of electrical workers to ask support for his candidacy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [MCGOVERN - thinks decision will be reversed. Was a real power play.] McGovern appealed to union men on basis of common enemy. [MCGOVERN - Nixon in 1967, said it would take a genius to wreck United States economy Says he's here to congratulate a genius.] McGovern's coolness decreased. [MCGOVERN - concedes he hasn't been 1st choice of some union leaders, but same was true of John Kennedy, Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt.] Reception didn't hide fact that McGovern's candidacy has been hurt. Strong desire for revenge among McGovern supporters.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schoumacher, David

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