ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 14, 1968
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(Studio) Lyndon Johnson once said Senator Wayne Morse was man who's not afraid to say what he thinks. Elected as Republican 24 years ago; became Democrat in 1955. 1 of 1st to oppose United States involvement in Vietnam and 1 of 2 Senators who voted against Gulf of Tonkin resolution.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(OR) Morse campaigns. Democrat dove tries for 5th term. Republican Robert Packwood built broad political base with aid of publicity. [PACKWOOD - doesn't think Johnson evil man. Secretary of State Dean Rusk didn't put us in Vietnam to run United States into ground. They think we're supporting representative govt Morse statement that Vietnam aid like Czech invasion belies foreign affairs ignorance.] Packwood is moderate who's doveish on Vietnam. Morse campaign in high gear. Hammers at his seniority and if elected, to become chairperson of Labor and Public Welfare Committee [MORSE - says will win by substantial major Knows Oregon people and they know his record. He wins because he is always an issue.] Probably voters will ignore national trend and re-elect Morse.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes