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    IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, TODAY (THURSDAY) RICHARD M. NIXON MADE A COMEBACK FROM THE DEPTHS OF?

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    IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, TODAY (THURSDAY) RICHARD M. NIXON MADE A COMEBACK FROM THE DEPTHS OF POLITICAL DEFEAT TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION ON THE FIRST BALLOT. NIXON NOW FACES HIS SECOND BATTLE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS FORTH WHITE HOUSE, NEXT NOVEMBER.

    URGED BY CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR, RONALD REAGAN, THE NATIONAL CONVENTION HALL SHOOK WITH A ROAR OF UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR MR. NIXON. NEW YORK GOVERNOR, NELSON ROCKEFELLER, WATCHED THE PROCEEDINGS FROM HIS HOTEL SUITE. HE IMMEDIATELY TELEPHONED MR. NIXON TO CONGRATULATE HIM AND TO WISH HIM VICTORY ON NOVEMBER THE FIFTH.

    THIRTY VOTES FROM WISCONSIN PUSHED RICHARD NIXON PAST THE 667 MARK REQUIRED TO NOMINATE. WYOMING ADDED ITS 12, GIVING HIM A TOTAL OF 692 AT THE END OF THE FIRST ROLL CALL. REAGAN HAD 182 VOTES AND ROCKEFELLER 277.

    THE SURPRISE CHOICE FOR THE NOMINATION AS CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT WAS THE GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, GREEK-BORN SPIRO AGNEW GOVERNOR AGNEW, WHO WAS ONCE A ROCKEFELLER SUPPORTER, TURNED TO RICHARD NIXON WHEN HE FELT NELSON ROCKEFELLER HAD TAKEN TOO LONG TO DECLARE HIMSELF A CANDIDATE. HE PUT MR. NIXON'S NAME TO THE CONVENTION ..... (NATURAL SOUND ON FILM THROUGHOUT).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMGBHIT4VQ4UN59U07JFK9G21
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMGBHIT4VQ4UN59U07JFK9G21
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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