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Los Angeles Mayoral Race #445809

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1969
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(Studio) Mayor Sam Yorty defeats Cnclman. Thomas Bradley 53% to 46.5% for 3rd term. Nearly 80% turnout. Yorty warned Los Angeles of disorders in Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, IN, which have black mayors. Don Muchmore poll lost; predicted Bradley 53% and Yorty 36%.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Los Angeles, California) Yorty supposed to lose. Bradley articulately promised reform, and had widespread support. Polls erred. Yorty ran simple brutal campaign, saying city would be run by militants, extremists, and Communists if Bradley won. [BRADLEY - says key difference was appeal to racial prejudice.] [YORTY - says will meet with Bradley to heal campaign wounds.] Yorty's campaign based on fear and it worked. Could work in other cities.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Huntley, Chet;
Kiker, Douglas

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