George McGovern, accompanied by Edward M. Kennedy, brought the United States Democratic presidential campaign to?
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KENNEDY: Twelve years ago, John Kennedy came to Chicago in illinois. He spoke of his vision for this country and for the world. He urged the people of chicago to help him get America moving again. You gave him your hearts, and you gave him your votes and we came from behind and beat Richard Nixon in 1960 and we're going to come from behind and beat him again in 1972.
MCGOVERN: I say here today that our great responsibility in 1972 is to restore this country to peace and to restore it to justice. And I make you this solemn pledge, within 90 days of the inauguration we will bring home every American soldier and every American prisoner from Southeast Asia.
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Background: George McGovern, accompanied by Edward M. Kennedy, brought the United States Democratic presidential campaign to Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (12 September). The rally was a display of Party unity with Chicago Mayor Daley. It drew 100,000 supporters, in an attempt to win votes in the important State of Illinois.
Senator Kennedy, addressing the crowd standing in pouring rain, invoked the memory of his dead brother John, who had waged a successful campaign in Illinois in 1960 to defeat Richard Nixon for the presidency.
At the rally, Senator McGovern repeated his pledge to bring home every U.S. soldier and prisoner from Vietnam within 90 days of his inauguration.
A transcript of Senator Kennedy's and Senator McGovern's comments follows: