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Elections / Winners & Losers / Virginia Senate Race / A Discussion #843918

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2006
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[Virginia Senate candidate Jim WEBB - says the votes are in & we won.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the AP report on the Virginia Senate race between Senator George Allen & Democrat Jim Webb noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The aftermath of yesterday's elections that gave the Democrats control of the House & likely the Senate reviewed; scenes shown of the winners & losers. [President BUSH - takes responsibility.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI. Montana Senator-elect Jon TESTER, Missouri Senator-elect Claire McCASKILL - comment on victory.] [CNN political analyst Paul BEGALA†- says 6 out of 10 Americans reject the leadership of the president.] The state votes on the issues of minimum wage, same-sex marriage, abortion restrictions & the funding of embryonic stem cell research reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen & CNN's John King about the elections. [In-studio, GERGEN - says the Democrats have a chance to redefine their party & put forward an agenda in the House & Senate; states he is mystified about Bush's handling of his defense secretary; notes it is important for the Democrats to capture the Senate quickly with Senator Joseph Biden coming to the fore with the president under pressure on the war.] [KING - explains what happened to moderate Republicans; notes the Republican heavyweights now have more power.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Baghdad: Michael Ware) The reaction in Iraq to the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld & America's political shift into instability re: Iraq discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Ware, Michael

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