ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The "Arnold factor" in the California governor's recall election featured; details given of the announcement from Representative Darrell Issa that he is pulling out of the race. ["The California Target Book" co-editor Tony QUINN- says Arnold has taken the oxygen out of the other Republicans' candidacies; notes the skepticism about actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.] [Lt. Gov. Cruz BUSTAMANTE - jokes about Arnold.] [VOTERS - offer views on Arnold as governor.] [California Democratic strategist Bob MULHOLLAND- notes the gossip stories about Schwarzenegger.] [On TV, SCHWARZENEGGER - says Governor Gray Davis does not know how to run a state.] [SCHWARZENEGGER - campaigns.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) Schwarzenegger's chances to win the governorship in a crowded field & the scared mood among the Democrats with two Democrats already getting into the race discussed.