NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The debate in the Republican Party between Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie featured. [CHRISTIE – criticizes Paul & Senator Ted Cruz over their isolationist views.] [Several times, PAUL – responds to Christie.] [On the Senate floor, PAUL – speaks against sending foreign aid to Egypt.] [Senator John McCAIN – says the debate is going on for the heart & soul of the Republican Party.] [In NBC interview, PAUL – predicts he will win with voters.] [Republican strategist Steve SCHMIDT- says Paul & Christie are going to be major candidates in 2016.] McCain’s remarks about voting for Paul or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Reporter Mitchell’s 35 years of service at NBC acknowledged.