CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Damage control by both parties as the midterm elections approach introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The investigation of Senator Harry Reid's use of campaign funds for Christmas tips at his Washington, DC, condominium & about his land deal examined; details given about the ethical issues. [Center for Responsive Politics Sheila KRUMHOLZ- says you don't use campaign funds for personal use; suggests Reid should know better.] [REID - talks about his land deal.] [On WGOD talk radio, voice of National Republican Senatorial Committee Dan RONAYNE- accuses Democrats of hypocrisy.] [Pew Research Center Andrew KOHUT- outlines the voters' issues.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Republicans' political problems noted.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The GOP scandal involving a federal investigation of Pennsylvania Republican Representative Curt Weldon for funneling money to his lobbyist daughter examined. [WELDON - reacts.] [Former member of Congress Bob BARR- says the investigators follow the evidence; states the scandals are causing voters to lose interest.]
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