Three leading candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in the United States--McGovern, Wallace and Humphrey--were working hard on their campaigns during the weekend for three state polls today (May 2).
GVs & SVs Wallace campaigning in Indianapolis (4 shots)
CU Poster TILT DOWN TO campaign party working in Alabama and SVs Ditto (5 shots)
MV Campaign workers sticking leaflets onto cars
MV & SVs McGovern campaigning in Ohio (7 shots)
GV & SV Humphrey campaigning in Ohio (2 shots)
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Background: Three leading candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in the United States--McGovern, Wallace and Humphrey--were working hard on their campaigns during the weekend for three state polls today (May 2). In Ohio a major clash was expected between front runner Senator George McGovern--leader of an anti-Vietnam war faction--and Senator Hubert Humphrey, Vice-President during the Johnson administration when the war was escalated and the number of U.S. troops there increased.
But in Indiana, while Governor George Wallace of Alabama was campaigning for a struggle between himself and Senator Humphrey, his campaign workers in his home state were reported unhappy at his chances there. Once, they considered he would win the Alabama primary by a large majority--but recently the Democratic Party there, which Wallace does NOT control, changed some electoral boundaries. The Party claim this a reform move, while Wellace's campaign leaders claim the move was made in order to group anti-wallace sectors in favour of candidates more favourable to the Party hierarchy.