NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Gwen Ifill) Vice President Al Gore's attempts to perform damage control for President Clinton and the Democratic Party featured; concerns that Clinton scandal may affect Democrats negatively in upcoming Congressional elections noted; political commercials shown. [GORE - says he is proud to serve with Clinton; emphasizes policy; tells what people talk to him about.] [Ohio Democratic consultant James RUVOLO - says the scandal really has not affected people's lives.] [Senate Majority Leader Trent LOTT - says people talked a lot about the Monica Lewinsky scandal.] TV ads shown. [Ohio Democratic candidate Mary BOYLE - expresses concerns about Republican strategies.] [STRATEGIST - says a referendum on Clinton is not desired.]