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California / Governor Recall Election / Democrats / Feinstein Interview #734650

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 2003
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(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Kelly Wallace) The unprecedented recall election in California featured; scenes shown of announced candidate actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Gray Davis & Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante; details given of former mayor Dick Riordan's decision not to run. [SCHWARZENEGGER, DAVIS, BUSTAMANTE, Representative Darrell ISSA - comment on the race.] The legal challenges for a delay of the recall election discussed.

(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The disarray among the Democrats over the California governorship examined. [San Francisco Mayor Willie BROWN†- says Democrats will have trouble defeating Schwarzenegger.] [BUSTAMANTE - says he gives Democrats an option; jokes about Arnold.] [Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN - reaffirms she will not run.] [Representative Loretta SANCHEZ - comments.] The two questions on the recall ballot & the relationship between Davis & Bustamante & between Davis & the Democrats discussed.

(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Taped interview held with Feinstein about the California recall. [From Aspen, FEINSTEIN - says the recall is the worst thing that could happen to the state because someone with no experience could suddenly become governor; states she was surprised that Schwarzenegger, not Riordan, is running; comments on the opportunism in this kind of truncated control for someone wealthy & willing to speak platitudes; points out Davis was elected governor just nine months ago; reiterates her opposition to the recall.]

Kagan, Daryn;
Wallace, Kelly;
Crowley, Candy

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