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Special Cong. Elections / California / Ohio #233701

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 06, 1974
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(Studio) Democratic candidate wins in Ohio's 1st district in special congress election; Republican holds on to seat in California's 13th district.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cincinnati, Ohio) Democrat Tom Luken wins over Willis Gradison. [Democratic strategist Mark SHIELDS - believes voters find connection between US problems and Washington, DC corruption.] [Republican strategist Eddie MAYE - blames Gradison's loss on strategy and voter dissatisfaction with government]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Ventura, California) Republican Robert Lagomarsino wins over 7 Democrats [Cnty. chrperson. Shirley GHITTERMAN - believes running 7 Democrats divided Democratic vote too much.] [LAGOMARSINO - believes win is victory for himself and supporters, not President]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Major issue in Ohio concerned abortion; Gradison refused to back antiabortion amendment and lost many Catholic votes. Reaction to latest congress election sampled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Vice President Gerald FORD - believes Republicans to begin comeback now; California win encouraging; admits President figured into Ohio loss.] [Senator Robert DOLE - thinks every Democrat elected means another vote for impeachment.] [Senator Robert TAFT - insists Watergate should be cleared up so independent votes can go to Republican candidates.] [Governor John GILLIGAN - states latest elections reflect citizens' need for changes in government] Disapproval of President biggest single factor in win for Democrat Tom Luken in Ohio.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:05:40

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