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Special Cong. Elections / Ohio / California #475959

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 06, 1974
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(Studio) Republican Robert Lagomarsino wins special congress election in California; Democrat Thomas Luken wins special election in Ohio.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cincinnati, Ohio) Anti-Nixon sentiment helped Luken win above all else. Republican Willis Gradison doesn't support President' handling of Watergate. [LUKEN - says general disenchantment with Nixon aided win.] Republican national chairperson George Bush poured in time, money, and well-known figures to assure Republican win in Ohio, but it failed.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Ventura, California) Republican Robert Lagomarsino ran on past political record, defeating 7 Demo candidates. [LAGOMARSINO - says voters voted for him not Nixon.]

(Studio) Reaction to special congress elections follows.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ldrs. of both ptys. realize Watergate to be big issue in this year's election. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - says Ohio election follows trend. I [Governor John GILLIGAN - believes people's votes reflect demand for changes in government] [Governor Mills GODWIN - admits Watergate to have some effect on election.] [Governor Jimmy CARTER - believes many Republican candidates to disassociate themselves with Nixon.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford admits Republican party faced with serious problems.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Paxton, Jack

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