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Decision 2002: Election Results #713938

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Stunning victories by Republicans in yesterday’s elections as they took control of the Senate and a chance for one more victory in the December runoff in Louisiana reported.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The new Republican-controlled administration featured; details given of the Republican agenda, including judicial nominations, permanent tax cuts, business tax cuts and prescription drug benefits; new Senate committee chairmen listed. [Senator Trent LOTT – says we have an opportunity to produce results.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL†- says getting judges considered is a big issue for our base.] [Senator Lincoln CHAFEE†- warns against being too aggressive.] The announcement that Representative Richard Gephardt will not run for minority leader again reported.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) President Bush’s impact on the outcome of the elections presented; details given about the Republicans’ priorities of homeland security and a shake-up of Bush’s economic team, which began with last night’s resignation of SEC chairman Harvey Pitt. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – comments.] [BUSH – says the Democratic Senate has done a lousy job.] [Bush advisor Ken MELMAN††- says there are issues left on the table of the Senate.] [Republican strategist Scott REED††- says the president has to build coalitions in Congress.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Jim Avila) The issues that captured the elections for Republicans examined. [Senator Tom DASCHLE – says voters showed they were supporting the president.] [Georgia Republican Party chairman Ralph REED†- says this is a time when we expect officials from both parties to rally around the president.] [Voter Chris SHARP‡- says Bush was a factor in her voting decision.] [“The Common Man of Politics” John NICHOLS††- says war takes priority over the economy.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert) The state of the Democratic Party discussed; NBC telephone poll on the government’s role in everyday life cited. A contest between Nancy Pelosi†† and Martin Frost†† to succeed Gephardt noted.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Brown, Campbell;
Avila, Jim;
Russert, Tim
Duration:
00:09:40

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