NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 18, 1972
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(Studio) Brooklyn primary to be reheld tomorrow. Rap. John Rooney, former Representative Allard K. Lowenstein to clash again.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Lowenstein said symbol of new politics. 1968 role in "dump Johnson" movement noted. [LOWENSTEIN - greets people on street.] Lowenstein lost to John Rooney by 980 votes. 2000 irregular votes said cast, include 1300 unregistered voters. In past loser would have bowed to machine defeat, but Lowenstein proved case in court, got new election. Runoff for powerful committee chairperson said unusual. Rooney power noted. When election recalled Rooney announced $1.5 million grant from Commerce Department for drug rehab. program in his district. Rooney control of commerce appropriations noted. [ROONEY - says issue is who can do what for whom.] Shock of election said already felt. Older, more entrenched mgrs. of Congress said made uneasy.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley