NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 28, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Iowa Governor Harold Hughes Senate race.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Iowa) [HUGHES - tells anecdote about odds.] Hughes popular 2-term governor Convinced to run for Senator by Robert F. Kennedy. Nominated Senator Eugene McCarthy for President [HUGHES - intros. Georgia legislature, Julian Bond.] His opponent is state Senator, David Stanley. Bit of hawk; opposes Hughes' call for bombing halt. Shown campaigning. [STANLEY - must reject temptation of peace at any price and unilateral concessions.] [HUGHES - never advocated peace at any price or unconditional withdrawal. Troops must be protected and commitments fulfilled.] [STANLEY - says servicemen say don't stop bombing and let enemy throw more force against us.] [HUGHES - says when opponent Mississippi student, took point in World War II.] [STANLEY - says Hughes switched from hard-line to soft-line and back to Humphrey's position.] [HUGHES - says major leaders taking position I've taken.] [STANLEY - took Eisenhower and Republican Congress to end Korean War. Will take Nixon and Republican Senators to end Vietnam.] [HUGHES - says Nixon says if bombing halt can be agreed to, we're for it. Position same as my own.] Iowa shapes up as strong Republican state. Hughes may be bucking odds.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur