• Short Summary

    The Democratic Party, on Wednesday night (12 July) in Miami Beach, chose Senator George McGovern to be its candidate in the Presidential election in November.

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    The Democratic Party, on Wednesday night (12 July) in Miami Beach, chose Senator George McGovern to be its candidate in the Presidential election in November.

    The South Dakota Senator won the nomination at the party Convention when the state of Illinois cast 119 delegate votes for the candidate, to put Mr. McGovern past the 1,509 votes needed for victory.

    On Thursday, Senator McGovern chose Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, a Catholic with strong ties to Jabour, as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Mr. McGovern's first choice had been Senator Edward Kennedy, but the latter declined the invitation.

    Although Senator Eagleton is relatively unknown, his links with labour could be vital in Mr. McGovern's efforts to patch up differences with trade unions. The fact that he comes from the border state of Missouri is expected to help the ticket in the deep south.

    Wednesday night's drama began with Senator Abraham Ribicoff putting Mr. McGovern's name in for nomination. Then, just before midnight, the Illinois delegation cast its crucial votes, which put Senator McGovern over the top for the nomination.

    Earlier, before the voting got underway, Senator McGovern addressed a group of radicals demonstrating in the hotel where the Senator has his headquarters. He repeated a pledge that many political observers feel has done the most to bring him the nomination, a pledge to end the war in Vietnam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACWSIMA4JT9BYD8EDQXAGM2JUM
    Media URN:
    VLVACWSIMA4JT9BYD8EDQXAGM2JUM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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