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Campaign '72 / Muskie Withdrawal #463779

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie, former Democrat front runner, pulls out of rest of primaries. Releases 124 1/2 delegates pledged to him. Says he may be compromise candidate if convention deadlocks, but doesn't have enough money or support to keep running in primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Muskie spent 2 years $3 million seeking Democrat president nomination [MUSKIE - regrets having entered so many primaries, thus spreading self thin. Leaves primary races but does not withdraw candidacy.] Faults in Muskie's campaign cited: lack of organization, too much taken for granted in early polls, failure to cave clear issues, emotional outburst in New Hampshire, lack of support.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Cronkite, Walter;
Kiker, Douglas

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