• Short Summary

    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).

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    GVs & SVs Wallace campaigning in Indianapolis (4 shots)
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    2.
    CU Poster TILT DOWN TO campaign party working in Alabama and SVs Ditto (5 shots)
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    3.
    MV Campaign workers sticking leaflets onto cars
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    4.
    MV & SVs McGovern campaigning in Ohio (7 shots)
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    5.
    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70VHZZVLEF37WKY16FJME02Q3
    Media URN:
    VLVA70VHZZVLEF37WKY16FJME02Q3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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