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Decision 2004 / Democrats / Campaign Finance Reform #727605

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow’s debate in Columbia, South Carolina, between the nine Democratic presidential candidates noted.

(White House: David Gregory) The Democratic candidates featured; details given about key issues, including the economy, health care and national security; candidates listed. [Political ANALYST - says no one has emerged as a savior for the Democratic Party.] [Democratic Leadership Council Bruce REED†- says they need to make a case for their own candidacies.] [Political EXPERT – says the 2004 election will be about the aftermath of war and our standing in the global community.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) A federal court ruling striking down key parts of the campaign finance reform law featured; details given about Judge Richard Leon’s decisions about “soft money” donations and ads by interest groups. [Senator John McCAIN – says all of us are tainted by the system.] [Campaign finance reform advocate Fred WERTHEIMER†- says the court’s decision on the soft money ban makes no sense.]

(NOTE - Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Williams, Pete

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