Wilbur's Watergate

Jackson, Brooks
September 1974
New Republic;9/14/74, Vol. 171 Issue 11, p9
Focuses on the controversy regarding the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination of Wilbur Mills in the U.S. Drawbacks of political campaigns of Mills; Reports of illegal corporate payments from the milk producers, from Gulf Oil Corp. and 3M Co.; Opposition to the candidacy of Mills by Judy Petty, a veteran of the late Governor Winthrop Rockefeller's insurgent Republican faction; Plans of Mills to launch a campaign against Petty; Provision of funds to the presidential campaign of Nixon, by milk producers; Refusal of Joseph P. Johnson, to testify information about the campaign funds, before the Watergate committee on grounds of possible self-incrimination; Political rivalry with Judy Petty; Finance scandal in the campaign.


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