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Wilt Wins Nomination

Herald of April 27, 1972

State Rep. W. William Wilt easily defeated his opponent for the Republican nomination to the General Assembly in the primary elections. Also on the Republican side, E.G. “Bud” Shuster upset State Sen. D. Elmer Hawbacker for the congressional seat in the 10 county Ninth District. Hubert H. Humphrey was the clear winner for nomination as president on the Democratic side, and incumbent Richard Nixon was favored by Republicans in the Cove.

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