NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1972
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(Studio) Next primary is Illinois, where Senator Muskie faces former Senator Eugene McCarthy for popularity, and McGovern for delegates. Senator George McGovern is already in Illinois. All Democrat contenders on Wisconsin ballot.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Milwaukee, WI) Wisconsin is a decisive primary. Middle, rural American reflected in WI, where 40% live on farms and in small towns. But also an industry state, labor vote is powerful and ethnic vote can be important Wallace has problem as there is no busing issue in WI, although he may try to create one. Senator George McGovern has best organization and he needs it against New York City Mayor John Lindsay. Senator Henry Jackson competes with Wallace, Humphrey, and Muskie as serious candidate. Senator Hubert Humphrey is well known in WI. Senator Edmund Muskie depends on large Polish vote, and front runner status, which he lost in Florida. Democrats will attack each other in WI.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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