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Campaign 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / Kerry War Record #762702

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 2004
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(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Report introduced.

(Ft. Myers, Florida: Dan Lothian) The great ad debate in the presidential election campaign between President Bush & Senator John Kerry over Kerry's Vietnam war record examined; details given from the "New York Times" Swift boat story. [Kerry campaign senior adviser Tad DEVINE†- says the Bush campaign is putting out a front group to raise charges.] [In Charlotte, North Carolina, KERRY - campaigns on the economy.]

(Studio: Daryn Kagan) The Bush campaign's refusal to disavow the Swift boat ad campaign noted.

(Crawford: Jill Dougherty) The barrage of counterattacks between the Democrats & Republicans over the attack ads against Kerry reviewed. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - criticizes Kerry for false attacks on the president.] Statement from Bush-Cheney spokesman Taylor Griffin about the Kerry campaign & 527 Groups & their attack ads quoted. [Senator John McCAIN - says Bush & Kerry served honorably & there are more compelling issues like the war in Iraq.]

(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Live interview held with "Wall Street Journal"'s John Harwood about the campaign ads & Swift boat politics. [From Washington, HARWOOD - explains what 527 Groups do to get around restrictions on soft money; suggests the media spend less time on this political issue, which is hurting Kerry; raises the question of what will happen now that Kerry has accused Bush of using the ad group as a front.]

Reporter(s):
Kagan, Daryn;
Lothian, Dan;
Dougherty, Jill
Duration:
00:09:30

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