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Campaign `72 / Muskie #464970

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1972
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(Studio) It has been speculated that Senator Edmund Muskie would withdraw from Democrat presidential race and endorse Senator George McGovern.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [MUSKIE - refuses to foreclose any alternative to McGovern at convention. Says party unity would not be served by his, Muskie's, withdrawal from race. Says he will continue as candidate.] (NYC) [MCGOVERN - had hoped for Muskie's endorsement, but can't argue with his decision to leave nomination to delegates. Says he will continue to win.] McGovern speaks in NYC's garment district, at a restaurant. Me again refuses idea of Wallace as running mate. [MCGOVERN - says McGovern-Muskie ticket would be a superb one.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(DC) Senator Hubert Humphrey campaigns in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma for more delegates. [HUMPHREY - pleased with Muskie announcement as it ensures there will be a free and open convention.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) McGovern cancels trip to Oklahoma after bomb scare, will return to DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Perkins, Jack

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