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Campaign 2012 / Iowa / Straw Poll / Perry #1004785

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Ames, Iowa: Norah O’Donnell) Last night's Republican presidential candidate debate in Iowa in advance of tomorrow’s straw poll reviewed; details given about the competition between Representative Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty; scenes shown of Bachmann, Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the state fair. [BACHMANN– campaigns.] [PAWLENTY – says he thinks he’ll meet his goal.] [In debate, PAWLENTY, BACHMANN - bicker.] [PALIN – says she’s not stealing anyone’s spotlight.] Some history of the straw poll noted. What tomorrow’s poll looks like discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Sunday’s “Face the Nation” lineup announced. More facts about Iowa’s straw poll presented. The background of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who will enter the race tomorrow, outlined.

(Texas: Wyatt Andrews) Perry’s record on the Texas economy examined; details given about Perry’s job creation strategy, the role of oil prices and the budget shortfall that led to cuts in health care and education; unemployment rate cited. [Electronic Arts Inc. {EA} Jeff BROWN††- explains how Perry persuaded him to move his company to Austin from California.] [PERRY – says you keep taxes low and have a regulatory climate that is fair.] [Laid off teacher Rachel ZERTUCHE††- says everything comes with a price.] Perry’s strong religious views noted.

Pelley, Scott;
O’Donnell, Norah;
Andrews, Wyatt

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