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You Decide 2004 / Bush vs. Kerry / American Poverty / Kerry Counter Ads / Campaign Cuts / Republican National Convention #819952

FNC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The removal by Senator John Kerry’s campaign of Senator John McCain’s ads noted.

(Washington: Jim Angle) President Bush and McCain’s joint effort to battle 527 groups producing attack ads reported; details given about the Bush campaign filing a lawsuit and contributions received by 527 groups. [Bush-Cheney strategist Matthew DOWD†- comments that groups advocating for or against a federal candidate should comply with the contribution limits.] [Kerry-Edwards strategist Mark MELLMAN†- states that the attack ads are false.] Swift Boat ads shown.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) A report by the Census Bureau of an increase in Americans living in poverty and uninsured noted.

(Anoka, Minnesota: Carl Cameron) Kerry campaign’s counter offensive against Swift Boat ads reviewed; details given about Swift Boat’s new anti-Kerry ad and Kerry’s plans to talk to the American Legion convention. [KERRY – states he is telling the truth about his war record.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) A request by the Olympic organizers for the Bush campaign to pull a political ad noted; massive volunteers awaiting the RNC and a facelift at Madison Square Garden mentioned.

(New York City: Todd Connor) Preparation for protesters at the RNC featured; details given about competing activists groups, the arrest of protesters prior to the convention, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tour of Madison Square Garden, and the cost of security.

Smith, Shepard;
Angle, Jim;
Cameron, Carl;
Connor, Todd

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