NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011
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(Washington: Chuck Todd) The emergence of Herman Cain as the frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination featured; findings of the latest NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on the Republican candidates, President Obama, the direction of the country and the federal government cited. [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comments on his support of Mitt Romney.] Voters’ explanations for backing Cain noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) Cain profiled; details given about his business background, his 999 tax plan, his talk radio show. [CAIN – says a lot of people are taking a second look; comments on his tax proposal.] [NBC political analyst Charlie COOK- expresses doubt about Cain’s candidacy.]
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