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Primary Elections / Oregon / Kentucky / Arkansas #234596

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 29, 1974
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(Studio) Former Senator Wayne Morse wins Oregon Democratic nomination for Senate seat. Morse to face Robert Packwood in general election. In Kentucky, Senator Marlowe Cook and Wendell Ford easily win party's noms. and will oppose each other in fall. Primary election in Arkansas causes most talk. Governor Dale Bumpers wins substantially over William Fulbright in bid for Senate seat. Former Governor Orval Faubus fails in attempt to win nomination for Arkansas governor again. Former Congman. David Pryor beat Faubus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Little Rock, Arkansas) [FULBRIGHT - urges supports to continue struggle for peace and fairness in all public affairs.] [BUMPERS - believes low confidence level in government helped him win.] Fulbright's political past discussed along with Bumpers' overwhelming success.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Fulbright's defeat to affect Capitol Hill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee will have new chairperson and at least 2 new mbrs. John Sparkman to become new Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairperson; Frank Church next in line to Sparkman. [CHURCH - respects Fulbright - To succeed Sparkman as chairperson of Banking Committee is William Proxmire.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger

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