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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Texas #750359

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 06, 2004
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: David Gregory) President Bush's defense of the use of images on September 11 & of his handling of the economy in his presidential campaign featured; scenes shown from Crawford, Texas, of Bush with Mexican President Vicente Fox. [BUSH - says he will speak about 9/11; wants to make the tax cuts permanent.] Bush's backing off of plans for security measures for visitors from Mexico & his recommitment to a controversial program granting temporary status to Mexican illegal immigrants noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Houston: Carl Quintanilla) Senator John Kerry's campaigning in Texas featured; map shown of his upcoming state visits; statistics cited of Kerry's fund raising as compared to Bush. [KERRY - criticizes Bush for the national debt; asks for campaign contributions.] [On radio, KERRY - campaigns about security.] [Wife Teresa Heinz KERRY - speaks about the problems.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of presidential politics on "Meet the Press" noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Gregory, David;
Quintanilla, Carl

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