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Campaign '06 / Ohio / Problems / Connecticut / Bush #843725

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The tightening of the battle for Congress as the elections near introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The close nature of this election according to the polls examined; Pew Research Center & "USA Today"/Gallup & CBS News/"New York Times" poll statistics cited. Why the poll numbers indicate a narrowing of the Democrats' lead over Republicans discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) CBS election coverage reports introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Lee Cowan) Efforts to get out the vote in Ohio featured; scenes shown from church services, football games, canvassers & phone banks. [Republican candidate Deborah PRYCE††, Democratic challenger Mary Jo KILROY - campaign.] [Ohio Republican Party director Chris McNULTY†- cites the phone contacts.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Armen Keteyian) Early voting problems examined; scenes shown from Sullivan County, Tennessee, where voting machines froze up, Chicago's Cook County voter confusion, & the crash of a New Mexico database etc.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The close races in the House & Senate noted.

(St. Louis: Sharyn Alfonsi) The close Senate race in Missouri between Republican Senator Jim Talent & Democrat Claire McCaskill featured; scenes shown of the campaigning; TV ad by actor Michael J. Fox on the stem cell research initiative shown. The tight nature of this race discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Connecticut: Byron Pitts) The three crucial House races in Connecticut, including Republican incumbent Chris Shays running for re-election, examined; campaign scenes shown. [SHAYS, opponent Diane FARRELL†- talk about the war issue.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The White House strategy in the elections introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Axelrod) The campaigning by President Bush featured; scenes shown of Bush rallying the faithful & of gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist†. [In Pensacola, Florida, BUSH - campaigns.] [White House deputy chief of staffer Karl ROVE†- comments on Florida.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) CBS News election coverage tomorrow outlined.

Couric, Katie;
Schieffer, Bob;
Cowan, Lee;
Keteyian, Armen;
Alfonsi, Sharyn;
Pitts, Byron;
Axelrod, Jim

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