• Short Summary

    Senator George McGovern, a leading critic of United States involvement in the Vietnam war, and a left-winger in the domestic political spectrum, emerged as a leading contender for the Democrat Presidential nomination on Wednesday, as voting figures were published for the Wisconsin primary election held on Tuesday.

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    SV McGovern addressing supporters' meeting.
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    2.
    SV McGovern speaking:
    1.07


    IN: "On behalf of my family....."



    OUT: ".....in the front-runner position."


    3.
    CU Wallace speaking.
    1.28


    IN: "This makes us......."


    2.
    OUT: "....I want to thank all of you folks" and eden.



    McGOVERN ADDRESSING SUPPORTERS: McGOVERN SPEAKING: WALLACE SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: McGovern: On behalf of my family and my most devoted of all the campaigners my wife Eleanor, I want to thank you for the glorious reception tonight on a very happy night. (APPLAUSE) I have been told that we should be very cautious about claiming too big a victory tonight...... the reason for that I understand is there's a certain amount of hazard in being put in the front-runner position.



    SEQ. 3: Wallace: This makes us really a serious candidate in the presidential race, in so far as the press is concerned, now. We always knew that we were a serious candidate - but some of them didn't know but I think they know now, so I want to thank all of you folks.




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    Background: Senator George McGovern, a leading critic of United States involvement in the Vietnam war, and a left-winger in the domestic political spectrum, emerged as a leading contender for the Democrat Presidential nomination on Wednesday, as voting figures were published for the Wisconsin primary election held on Tuesday.

    The 49-year-old McGovern captured 30 per cent of the vote and the support of 54 of the 67 delegates the State will send to the Party Convention at which the Democrat candidate will be chosen.

    Governor George Wallace, a southerner making his first attempt at a northern primary during this campaign, took second place with 22 per cent of the poll, after only eight days of campaigning. He finished one per cent ahead of Senator Hubert Humphrey.

    After the results were announced, the leading men made victory speeches to supporters at their respective campaign headquarters.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAU9BP663JYCJVE6VM2A38UJZW
    Media URN:
    VLVAU9BP663JYCJVE6VM2A38UJZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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