CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 23, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) The withdrawal of Bill Simon from the California recall election reported; CNN/”Los Angeles Times” poll results on recalling Governor Gray Davis and replacement candidates, including Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante’s lead over Arnold Schwarzenegger, cited.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Marquez) The impact of Simon’s withdrawal on the gubernatorial race featured. [SIMON – announces his withdrawal.] [Candidate Tom McCLINTOCK- says he would welcome votes that had been considering Simon; states he won’t quit.] [Candidate Arianna HUFFINGTON- says the two parties restrict choices for voters.] [Representative David DREIER- says the White House was not involved in pressuring Simon to quit.] The campaign of Peter Ueberroth mentioned.
(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Live interview held with “Newsweek” magazine’s Karen Breslau on how Simon’s departure will shake up the recall race. [BRESLAU - says Simon’s departure is a symbolic clearing of the field, allowing Republicans to line up behind Schwarzenegger; speculates on reasons for Simon’s withdrawal; comments on Bustamante’s jump in the polls; talks about Schwarzenegger’s controlled strategy.]
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