NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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(Studio) California president primary to be held June 6 is important in number delegates held. Senators George McGovern and Hubert Humphrey will battle there.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) In California, all 271 delegates go to winner of primary. Humphrey and McGovern to spend $1-1 1/2 million each in California. Orgs. already mobilized. California diversity a challenge to candidates. McGovern should benefit from anti-war sentiment. Lack of aero-space contracts, however, has caused unemployment in California, and that should help Humphrey. Property tax limitation referendum on ballot. Legalization of marijuana may also be part of referendum.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley