• Short Summary

    In the battle to decide who will represent the Democratic Party in November's United States Presidential elections, the results of the key-state primaries of Massachussetts and Pennsylvania were known last night (Tuesday) - Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, and anti-Vietnam war candidate, obtained over 45% of the Massachusetts vote; and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota emerged the victor in Pennsylvania with over 35% of the vote.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Humphrey (accompanied by wife) speaks to supporters
    0.45

    2.
    SV Humphrey listening to applause
    0.46

    3.
    SV McGovern tries to speak
    0.54

    4.
    SV McGovern speaking to supporters
    1.28

    5.
    SV McGovern listens to cheering
    1.31

    7.
    CU Muskie speaking and supporters cheer
    2.22


    Herewith the transcripts of the sections of the three statements used:



    HUMPHREY: "I have during this campaign tried to speak to the families who make up the backbone of this great nation, and to their young people and to their elderly. Some of you have heard me say that I have sought to be the President of the American family, and that tonight is very much in my heart and in my mind, because these American families are really the strength of what we call the Republic. The results tonight clearly demonstrate that the vital progressive centre of the Democratic Party has come to a decision as to its candidate to oppose and to defeat Richard Nixon."



    MCGOVERN: "I look out at you and I think of all the people, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, men and women, all of those who have contributed to this wonderful victory. And I have had to borrow an expression from someone else tonight to tell my gratitude to you. As Years put it, "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and then say my glory because of I've had such friends."



    MUSKIE: "At the outset of this Pennsylvania campaign, we heard that we had an uphill fight. We were perceived as being in a tailspin, after Wisconsin. The polls here in Pennsylvania showed us behind, something like forty-three to twenty-five per cent. And so we undertook to concentrate our resources of people and money on a specific objective, the delegate strength. The indications are, and they're uncertain at this moment, that we're ahead here in pennsylvania in the delegate strength."




    Initials ES. 2325 ES. 1.05


    Our film shows the three main contenders speaking earlier yesterday, as the preliminary count results had begun coming to the their campaign headquarters - Humphrey and Muskie in Philadelphia, and McGovern in Boston.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the battle to decide who will represent the Democratic Party in November's United States Presidential elections, the results of the key-state primaries of Massachussetts and Pennsylvania were known last night (Tuesday) - Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, and anti-Vietnam war candidate, obtained over 45% of the Massachusetts vote; and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota emerged the victor in Pennsylvania with over 35% of the vote. This leaves the two as front runners - with Senator McGovern ahead, he came second with 22% in the Pennsylvania primary where he only campaigned for three days; while Senator Humphrey came only fourth in Massachusetts with 10%.

    Third is Senator Edward Muskie of Maine - at one time the front-runner in the polls, but who only able to score 22% in either primary. Still holding a strong running position is Alabama's Governor George Wallace, who got 22% of the Pennsylvania vote and 10% in Massachusetts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XUKK42GTFTYEHLFSZJ80V12S
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XUKK42GTFTYEHLFSZJ80V12S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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