NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie runs against Senator Eugene McCarthy in Illinois Demo pres primary tomorrow. Contest is strictly on grounds of popularity as conv. delegates chosen in Illinois by separate slate. Senator George McGovern and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley also fight for delegate control.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Democratic party reforms have stripped Mayor Daley of much of his power in controlling Illinois convention delegation. He's also being challenged by reformers at home, and this time they actually have a chance. Cook Company Democrat committee met in December for slate-making, or Daleys endorsements, settling on Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon as candidate for governor Although unknown by Daley machine, he was preferable to independent Dan Walker, who challenges Daley. Cook Company Democrat committee endorsed Edward Hanrahan for another term as state's attorney Hanrahan was under indictment for police raid, which killed 2 Black Panthers, but was also Daley's protege. In ensuing outcry, Burge replaced Hanrahan, and on mon. petitions to get him on ballot, some signatures forged. But Hanrahan stayed in race, challenging Daley. This has split party Donald Moore, former government prosecutor, is 3rd man in race for state's attorney, and boasts of making it hot for Daley machine. Daley's control is at stake in tomorrow's election.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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