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New Hampshire Senate Election / Reaction #241930

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1975
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(Studio) Report on New Hampshire Senate election.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Hampshire) [Senator-elect John DURKIN - will stand up, speak up and will rock boat until Washington, DC starts listening to people.] Durkin campaigned with liberal and labor support for consumer interests. Moderate Republican conservative, Louis Wyman,and American pay. candidate, Carmen Chimento,lost. More people voted this yr. 54% voted in 1974; just under 60% voted Tuesday [MAN - wonders how much of old Nixon regime Wyman had about him.] [2nd MAN - says Durkin sees octopus of Washington, DC as issue.] [WOMAN - says needed change.] President Ford and Ronald Reagan campaigned for Wyman; Durkin won areas they appeared in.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) White House says Ford didn't see election as test of his political strength. Senator Hugh Scott calls result just choice of New Hampshire voters. Senator Norris Cotton sees election as blow to New Hampshire Republicans Election could cost Republicans 4 seats on Senator cmtes. incling. Senator Howard Baker's seat on For. Relations Committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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