ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The outcome of yesterday's Senate elections with the races in South Dakota & Louisiana still uncertain & the key Republican victories in Georgia, Missouri & Minnesota reviewed.
(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The decision by Representative Richard Gephardt to resign his leadership post & the reaction of the Republicans to victory featured. [Senator Trent LOTT - says President Bush made a huge difference.] [North Carolina Senator-elect Elizabeth DOLE, Minnesota senatorial candidate Walter MONDALE, Senate majority leader Tom DASCHLE - comment on the election.] [Representative Harold FORD - suggests new leadership is needed.] [American Enterprise Inst. Norman ORNSTEIN- comments on Bush & the coattails effect.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: Terry Moran) The ambitious conservative agenda being planned by the Republicans examined; details given about homeland security, permanent tax relief, judicial nominations, prescription drug benefits, oil drilling in Alaska. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER- says they won on the president's agenda.] [Former Senator George MITCHELL - cites the biggest problem for the winners.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) The question for Bush of whether he should reach out to conservative Democrats, what will happen to the fracturing Democrats & what the successful Democratic presidential candidate will have to do discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The outcome of the 36 governors' races with three still undecided noted.
(Nashville: Barbara Walters) ABCNews exclusive interview held with former Vice President Al Gore about the meaning of the election. [GORE - says the Democratic Party will have to be the loyal opposition & regroup.]