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Off-Year Elections / Watergate Effects #226545

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 1973
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(Studio) Off-yr. elections closely watched to determine effect of Watergate on pol Democrats seem to have slight advantage after yesterday's elections.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Virginia Governor Mills Godwin wins over Henry Howell, New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne, novice to pols., beats Republican Charles Sandman. [Democratic national chairperson Robert STRAUSS - thinks party returns show Democrats on right track.] [Republican national chairperson George BUSH - believes Watergate wasn't determining factor in off-yr. races.] [Senator Richard SCHWEIKER - says Watergate scandal obvious disaster to Republican party Effects easily seen.] Summary of Watergate's effect on elections reviewed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) In California, voters reject Governor Ronald Reagan's Proposition I. Proposition I explained; Reagan's future in pols. takes setback. In New York, voters turn down Governor Rockefeller's transit bond issue, Washington voters decide to cut back raises for legislators and state officials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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