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Start Date: Wednesday, November 8, 1972 1:06 AM

End Date: Wednesday, November 8, 1972 1:20 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

033-047.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 7, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:06 pm to 8:20 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-047 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 33-47

Date: November 7, 1972
Time: 8:06 pm and 8:20 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.


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[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

       1972 election
            -Congratulations
            -Results
                   -Landslide victory
                         -Pollsters
                         -Colson’s view
            -Projections for the President
                   -Virginia
                   -Kentucky
                         -Louie B. Nunn
                               -Projections
                   -Georgia
                         -S. Fletcher Thompson
                               -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
                         -President
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        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                  Tape Subject Log
                    (rev. June-07)

                                          Conversation No. 33-47 (cont’d)

           -Projections
-South
-Border states
-Ohio
-West Virginia
       -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] projection
-Kentucky
       -Nunn
-NBC projection
       -Kevin P. Phillips
-Senate races
       -Republican losses
-Virginia
       -William L. Scott's lead
             -John O. (“Jack”) Marsh, Jr.’s reports
-North Carolina
       -Jesse M. Helm's lead
-Illinois
       -Chicago
       -NBC projection
-NBC
       -Private projections
             -Phillips
                    -Richard M. Scammon
                    -Percentages
       -Northeast
       -West
       -South
       -West Virginia
             -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
             -Phillips
-Ohio
-National vote
       -Percentages
-Indiana
       -Percentages
       -Otis R. Bowen as Governor
             -Victory over Matthew E. Welsh
-Illinois
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         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                   Tape Subject Log
                     (rev. June-07)

                                               Conversation No. 33-47 (cont’d)

       -Charles H. Percy
              -Early returns
              -Comparison with the President
       -Democrats for the President
              -Advertisements [Ads]
              -Vito Marzullo's reports
                    -Cook County
-Northeast
       -Maine
       -Vermont
              -Projections
       -New Hampshire
              -Projections
              -Wesley Powell
                    -Concord, New Hampshire
              -Governor’s race
       -Connecticut
              -The President’s lead
                    -Colson’s view
                    -Media coverage
                    -Significance
-Illinois
-Ohio
-National pollsters
-Massachusetts
       -City machine polls
       -The President’s view
-Wisconsin
-Illinois
       -CBS projection
       -Wisconsin
       -Percy
              -Comparison with the President
-Virginia
       -Scott
-Illinois
       -Percy
-Senate races
       -Scott
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. June-07)

                                            Conversation No. 33-47 (cont’d)

            -Helms
            -Nunn
                  -Kentucky
                  -Possible defeat
     -North Carolina
            -Nick Galifianakis
                  -Lead
     -North Carolina
            -Percentage
     -Florida
     -Georgia
            -Thompson
                  -Defeat
                        -Mail privileges
                        -Colson’s view
     -New Mexico
     -Oklahoma
            -Dewey F. Bartlett
     Kentucky
            -Louie Nunn
     -Rhode Island
            -John H. Chafee
                  -Defeat
                        -Polls
-Senate races
     -Republican gains
-House of Representatives races
     -Republican gains
            -Indiana
            -Tennessee
            -Kentucky
            -South
                  -Colson’s view
                  -Alabama
                  -Florida
                  -Mississippi
                  -Louisiana
                        -David C. Treen
            -Connecticut
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              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                        Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. June-07)

                                                Conversation No. 33-47 (cont’d)

                 -Thomas Meskill’s view
-Senate races
     -Possible Republican gains and losses
            -The President’s campaigning
            -Chafee
            -Thompson
            -Helms
            -Kentucky
                   -Thurston Morton
                   -Eastern counties
            -Michigan
                   -Robert P. Griffin
            -South Dakota
                   -Losses
            -Bartlett
            -Pete V. Domenici
            -Scott
            -Domenici
            -Bartlett
            -South Dakota, Kentucky
            -Helms
            -Chafee
            -Herbert F. DeSimone
            -Vermont governor [Luther F. Haskett]
                   -The President’s influence
-Maine
     -House seat
            -Projections
            -Bangor mayor, William S. Cohen
                   -Background
     -Margaret Chase Smith
            -Projections
-Connecticut
     -The President's lead
     -Meskill
-New Jersey
     -House seats
-Pennsylvania
     -House seats
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. June-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 33-47 (cont’d)

            -New York
                  -House seats
            -House and Senate races
                  -Colson’s view
                  -Predictions
                  -Gerald R. Ford
                         -Swing votes
            -Ticket splitting
                  -House races

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