Various shots of leading politicians and prospective senators campaigning, voters at polling stations, Republican and Democrat HQ counting the seats.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American / US Newsreel item. Title reads: "1954 Congressional Elections"
United States of America / USA
LS MS President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower in car during the congressional campaign. Various shots, Eisenhower addressing crowds urging election of a Republican Congress. Various shots, Democrat and former presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson addressing crowds at night. Various shots of candidates canvassing and vote-catching. Various shots torchlight procession.
MS Former President Harry Truman arriving at polling station. LS Polling station in snow. MS Adlai Stevenson voting. Various shots, people registering votes. LS Fire station used as polling-booth. MS Man registering vote and smiling at camera.
LS In New York, Averell Harriman (Roving Ambassador to the European Aid Nations) at his headquarters after winning election. CU Margaret Truman waving to crowd. CU Defeated Republican Senator Irving Ives. MS In Ohio, Republican Senator George Bender being congratulated by his officials in his office. MS In Illinois, Democratic Senator Paul Douglas being congratulated on the street. CU In New Jersey, Republican Clifford Case being congratulated, but needing a recount. CU In Kentucky, former Vice-President Berkeley, aged 76, is elected Senator for the Democrats. CU Statue of elephant.
MS In Washington at Republican HQ, the other election returns are recorded. (2 shots). MS National Chairman of the Republican Party, Leonard Hall. CU Eisenhower laughing. MS Eisenhower and Hall studying wall chart. MS Disappointed Republicans. MS At Democrat HQ, National Chairman Mitchell studying wall chart. LS High shot, Congress in session. (2 shots). LS Capitol, Washington, tree in foreground.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 02/11/1954. American commentary.