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Campaign `72 / California Primary #464108

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) Senators George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, begin battle for California's 271 delegates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) [Humphrey campaign, Eugene WYMAN - thinks Humphrey will win in California, though McGovern has more money, organization] Humphrey must attack, for 1st time, McGovern's position to win in California. [WYMAN - says differences between candidates will be stressed on: national defense, jobs for California, welfare and tax reform, busing, abortion, Israel.] [HUMPHREY - puts slight lead in polls on line. Proposes debate with McGovern.] Humphrey aims at blacks, Chicanos, senior citizens, Jewish, labor.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Los Angeles, California) Senator George McGovern has 2 major weak points in his campaign: black vote, and workers in defense and aerospace industry. [Mrs. Coretta KING - endorses McGovern who will end era of division and begin era of reconciliation.] [MCGOVERN - speaks of converting war economy to peace economy so defense workers can find jobs.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack;
Utley, Garrick

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