• Short Summary

    Voters in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania do to the polls on Tuesday (April 25) in crucial Democratic primaries marking the start of an inansive two-week selection process towards electing a presidential candidate in Miami in July.

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    Voters in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania do to the polls on Tuesday (April 25) in crucial Democratic primaries marking the start of an inansive two-week selection process towards electing a presidential candidate in Miami in July.

    The primaries will be followed by others in Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and the District of Columbia in the next fourteen days.

    The principal contenders in the Pennsylvania race are Hubert Humphrey, Senator George McGovern, Senator Edmund Muskie, and Representative shirley Chisholm.

    Pennsylvania is largely an industrial state with a sizeable black vote and more than 60 per cent of its electorate blue-collar workers. And it will send the third largest contingent to the Miami Convention.

    Senator Humphrey, who carried the State against President Nixon in 1963, is again trying to woo the black and labour votes. Blacks remember him as a strong civil rights advocate - and he still has many friends in the Black Power structure.

    Shirley Chisholm, is also making some impact. But her campaign is reported as suffering from poverty and indifference.

    Senator Muskie is relying on the Philadelphia political machine to get him the vote, but in the final days of the campaign he has appeared torn between trying to salvage a respectable vote in Massachusetts and giving all his attention to baiting Senator Humphrey in Pennsylvania.

    Senator McGovern, the candidate most closely identified with the anti-Vietnam war issue and who carried the Wisconsin primary, is fighting the issue on the iniquity of a tax structure which he says favours the rich.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AI49055MILEBOMIAW0HS0HA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AI49055MILEBOMIAW0HS0HA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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