The Wisconsin Primary Election produced a dramatic victory for Senator George McGovern in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
SV McGovern surrounded by cheering supporters
SV Mayor Lindsay speaks
IN: "The return...."
OUT: "...Presidency in 1972".
Supporters cheering McGovern; Lindsay announcing withdrawal.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: LINDSAY: "The returns are clear, and I don't think that we can deny their meaning. And they mean that we cannot honestly continue, and hence I am withdrawing as a candidate. (CHEERS AND SHOUTS) I want you to know that I will continue to fight for the principles in which I believe. There are many ways to carry on that fight, and I am pledged to carry on that fight in every possible way - but it cannot be as a candidate for the presidency in 1972."
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Background: The Wisconsin Primary Election produced a dramatic victory for Senator George McGovern in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. He received 30 per cent of the votes cast.
New York Mayor John Lindsay finished bottom of the list, with a mere seven per cent of the vote.
As Senator McGovern was receiving the cheers of his supporters, Mayor Lindsay was announcing his withdrawal from the contest.
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SYNOPSIS: The Wisconsin Democratic Primary brought triumph for Senator McGovern. But Mayor Lindsay of New York finished bottom of the list.