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Campaign `78 / Wallace and Senate / Pennsylvania Primary #257877

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1978
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace's announcement of decision not to run for Senate seat being vacated by John Sparkman and Wallace's inability to succeed self as governor, apparently signaling end to his political career, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montgomery, Alabama) [WALLACE - just decided not to run. Cares for people of Alabama and nation, but doesn't feel he's letting them down by not telling each detail of decision not to run.] Governor's denials that health or finances are reasons for decision noted. [WALLACE - didn't say he's out of politics or that he's not out, just that he won't run for Senator] [Wallace aide Johnny GOFF - thinks Wallace made spur of moment decision.] Reaction of Alabama residents noted. [MAN - was surprised by decision.] [WOMAN - thinks gov. has had nice term and maybe decision is best for him.]
REPORTER: Sam Ford

(Studio) Conjectures of Wallace cronies about his reasons for not running stated. Outcome of Pennsylvania primary elecs. reported; gubernatorial candidates will be Democrat Peter Flaherty and Republican Richard Thornburgh, both of Pittsburgh. David Marston' s showing in Republican governor primary reported Primary wins for Representatives Joshua Eilberg and Dan. Flood, both under investigation for corruption, also noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam
Duration:
00:03:10

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