NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 13, 1972
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(Studio) On eve of Florida president primary, candidates campaign for votes. Alabama Governor George Wallace favored to win in Demo race.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami, Florida) Busing has dominated Florida campaign, and Wallace will probably win because of it. Senator Edmund Muskie hopes for 2nd place. Senator Hubert Humphrey attempt to stage a comeback and may be successful. Senator Henry Jackson has consistently gained in polls due to antibusing position. NYC Mayor John Lindsay may finish 5th or 6th as he directs campaign to small Florida liberal vote. Senator George McGovern spends little time and money in Florida because of small number liberal voters. Hopes to beat Lindsay. Senator Vance Hartke, former Senator Eugene McCarthy, Representative Wilbur Mills, Los Angeles, California Mayor Sam Yorty, and Representative Shirley Chisholm all also on Democrat ballot. Of these, only Mrs. Chisholm has campaigned in Florida, supported by some black and young voters.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin