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Idaho Senate Race / Church / Hansen #442166

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Humphrey causing trouble for other Democratic candidates. Senator Frank Church runs against Republican George Hansen for 3rd term.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(ID) Church 1 of 1st Senators to oppose administration Vietnam policy. Idaho voters tend to change officials if they feel they've been around too long or they're discontent about US.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Boise, ID) Crime low in ID. Hansen emphasizes that Church is liberal while he talks like conservative in ID. Hansen with Nixon when he came to Boise. Church and Hansen both against gun control legislature [CHURCH - says suspicious of national laws that rule everything on uniform basis. Too much difference in states concerning use of guns.] [HANSEN - asks how long will sportsman have gun while his supposed friend (Church) signs disarmament treaties. If soldiers lose arms, won't be long before everyone does.] Candidate can't take anything for granted here. People know Church's seniority helps them. Felt voters are uneasy and may vote against incumbent.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Vanocur, Sander
Duration:
00:04:20

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