NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 2003
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s announcement that he is a candidate in the gubernatorial recall election in California reported.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The unexpected turns in the recall election featured; details given about the candidacy of Democrats to challenge Governor Gray Davis and about the withdrawal from the race of Representative Darrell Issa, who bankrolled the recall; scenes shown of Schwarzenegger obtaining official forms and on the “Tonight Show,” where he made his announcement. [SCHWARZENEGGER – campaigns.] [Lt. Gov. Cruz BUSTAMANTE- comments on his candidacy.] [University of California at Berkeley professor Susan RASKEY- comments on the dangerous precedent set by the recall.] [ISSA – announces his withdrawal.] [DAVIS – comments.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The views of Republican pollster Frank Luntz and MSNBC senior political analyst Lawrence O’Donnell on campaign strategies for Schwarzenegger and the Democrats running against him presented in their own words. [LUNTZ, O’DONNELL – offer opinions on political strategy.] Senator Edward Kennedy’s views on the recall election noted.