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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 November

Richard Poff Comments on His Election Win

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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In Roanoke, Va., an unidentified WSLS-TV reporter interviews Richard Poff shortly after his election to the U.S. Congress as the sixth district representative. Poff speaks highly of opponent John Whitehead, thanking him for his courtesy in his campaign and in conceding the election, and thanks voters and those who devoted time to campaigning. Poff asserts that he harbors no ill will toward Whitehead's supporters, praising competition between candidates as essential to maintaining a vital, vigorous government and pledging to represent all citizens of the district "without bias or favor."
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