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Campaign `72 / Muskie #464562

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie to make 10-state campaign to pick up delegates to Democratic national conv., admittedly a long shot.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Muskie works to prevent McGovern from getting non. on 1st ballot. [MUSKIE - insinuates McGovern, if non., could not beat Nixon. Says if he has 200 delegates he would he viable alternative.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(DC) A week ago Muskie had decided to withdraw from race and back McGovern, but he changed his mind. Clark Clifford urged him to continue campaign. Representative Wilbur Mills also thinks McGovern must change views to become acceptable to more Democrats [MILLS - says efforts to stop McGovern are disjointed; there is no formal stop-McGovern nvt. underway.] McGovern ntl. coordinator Frank Mankowitz says McGovern will win non. on 1st ballot.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Muskie tells "Women's Wear Daily" reporter that McGovern will have 1300 delegates after New York primary. 1509 needed to non.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Mackin, Catherine

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