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Campaign `72 / California Primary-McGovern #223711

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1972
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(Los Angeles, California) In climactic California primary, winner will most likely be Democrat non. Polls indicate McGovern will win. Humphrey campaigns statewide while McGovern goes to NM, also holding primary tomorrow. New Jersey, South Dakota voters go to polls as well. McGovern also goes to Govs. Conf. in Houston, Texas, to seek uncommitted delegates controlled by Democrats there, and to talk with Southern govs. edgy about his views. This precludes possible election-eve television debate between Humphrey and McGovern.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) [Senator George MCGOVERN - says although his nomination may he won in California by 271 delegates being taken by winner, his reform nvt. proposes proportional representative Says California alone cannot win nomination for a candidate. Cites his 5 previous primary victories and hopes to win California, New Mexico, South Dakota, and possibly New Jersey. Says he will follow with win in New York. Hopes to have a voice in writing of Democratic platform, but will be satisfied if delegates are chosen fairly. Doesn't take last 250 delegates he needs for granted. Says it would be hard to win nomination without California victory.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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