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Favorite Sons / Rhodes / Romney / Agnew #441726

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1968
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(Studio) Reports on 3 favorite sons: Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew, Michigan Governor George Romney, and Ohio Governor James Rhodes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Miami Beach, Florida) [RHODES - calls caucus harmonious. Ohio group to stay with favorite son until after 1st ballot. Group has treated all candidates alike. Not leaning any way.] [ROMNEY - says Michigan group to support me until decided otherwise. We've had impact on platform and issues of leading candidates. They wouldn't have listened if I were committed; says doesn't expect to be nominated; reporters killed me off long ago.]
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Miami Beach, Florida) Agnew plans to endorse Nixon candidacy. He's caucusing with uncommitted Maryland delegation. Agnew to make main nominating speech. Nixon believes Agnew support assures them of nomination Expected 19-20 Maryland group to support Nixon; 6 to support Rockefeller.
REPORTER: Nancy Dickerson

Brinkley, David;
Dickerson, Nancy;
Vanocur, Sander

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