Senators Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern were reportedly favourites today (April 2) to win the Presidential Primary Election in this week's Democratic ballot in Wisconsin.
SV McGovern shakes hands with people in restaurant
SCU Man eating fish
SV McGovern PAN ACROSS TO Mayor Lindsay
SCU Humphrey, joined by Lindsay
SV PAN Humphrey bowls PAN TO tenpins, BACK TO Humphrey
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Last night, Wisconsin campaigning reached a dramatic pitch. Not one, not two but three Democratic candidates converged at the same spot at the same time. It was fish-fry night in Milwaukee, which not only jams popular spots--but last night was a three-ringed circus. First, there was Senator George McGovern and his party. Across the room New York Mayor John Lindsay, who's competing for his slice of the attention. In the adjoining booth a third candidate was vote-hunting--Lindsay entered, and they met." FOLLOWED BY NATURAL SOUND LINDSAY AND HUMPHREY GREETING EACH OTHER.
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Background: Senators Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern were reportedly favourites today (April 2) to win the Presidential Primary Election in this week's Democratic ballot in Wisconsin.
Strong points said to favour them in the crowded field of twelve candidates were the efficiency of their organisations and the fact that both are from neighbouring states, Minnesota and South Dakota.
None of the others was expected to pile up a major percentage of the vote in the election on Tuesday (April 4). On Friday night (March 31) with the campaign entering its final stages, the two favourites and one of the outsiders--Mayor John Lindsay of New York--found themselves campaigning at the same time in the same place--a restaurant and bowling alley where a fish fry was in progress.
SYNOPSIS: The Wisconsin primaries in the United States, where Democratic Party politicians were competing for nominations for the Presidential election in November. And in the Wisconsin town of Milwaukee on Friday night, three of the twelve contenders for the nomination dropped into a bowling alley and restaurant.... all at the same time. They were Senator George McGovern, one of the favourites to win, New York Mayor John Lindsay--an outsider according to the political pollsters--and Senator Hubert Humprhey, another favourite. They expressed some surprise at seeing each other....