• Short Summary

    In the United States voters went to the polls on Tuesday (November 3rd) to elect senators, representatives and state governors in the mid-term elections.

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    In the United States voters went to the polls on Tuesday (November 3rd) to elect senators, representatives and state governors in the mid-term elections.

    Heavy polling was reported from many areas. The elections will show the standing of President Nixon's popularity after two years in office.

    At stake in the elections are 35 senate seats, 35 Governorships and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

    The campaign was one of the most turbulent in recent years with the Republicans attacking the so-called New Left and the Democrats countering by holding the Nixon Administration responsible for inflation and growing unemployment.

    Governor Nelson Rockefeller, a Republican, was widely tipped to win his fourth consecutive term by beating the Democratic candidate, Arthur Goldberg, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations.

    The three-way race for the late Senator Robert Kennedy's senate seat was in the spotlight because President Nixon failed to support the incumbent Republican and let it be known he would prefer the conservative, James L. Buckley to win. A close race was expected between Buckley, the Republican Charles Goodell and the Democrat Richard Ottinger. Buckley had some trouble at the New York polling station, when he was told he was not registered there. He rang his attorney.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93UCFJC6T3CS1C15CYIV3X4WE
    Media URN:
    VLVA93UCFJC6T3CS1C15CYIV3X4WE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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