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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The calendar cold war over the dates for the Democratic primaries in different states introduced.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Joe Johns) The questions about when the New Hampshire primary will be held examined; scenes shown of Republican Tom Tancredo in New Hampshire; details given about how New Hampshire has been holding the first primary since 1916 and about the demographics of the state. [TANCREDO - campaigns.] [New Hampshire secretary of state Bill GARDNER - says he has not decided on the date; states the grassroots beats here.] [Congressman's wife Debbie DINGELL†- says New Hampshire does not have the ordained right....]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion continued with CNN's John King, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican J.C. Watt about the 2008 race. [KING - cites the importance of small states like New Hampshire in the process.] [BEGALA - says Iowa is make or break for former Senator John Edwards while Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will fight it out in New Hampshire.] [WATT - says Mitt Romney is the one to watch in Iowa and New Hampshire.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johns, Joe

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