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Bush and Eggers Rally in Longview (1970)
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1970 |
| English
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    KPRC reporter Kay Bailey on the scene at Longview's Gregg County Airport
    The crowd cheers the arrival of Republican gubernatorial nominee Paul Eggers
    Eggers unsuccessfully ran for Texas governor in 1968 and 1970, losing both times to Democrat Preston Smith
    Approach of Air Force One
    President Richard Nixon deplanes
    Eggers, then Congressman George H. W. Bush, and Nixon in the foreground. The woman standing behind are wives Frances Eggers and Barbara Bush. 
    Moments from Nixon's speech
    The president bond with Texans over their preference for "plain talk...straight from the shoulder"