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Campaign 2008 / Iowa Caucuses / Republican Debate #883902

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The Iowa caucus to be held on January 3 reported; details given on the importance of the caucus and Democratic candidates’ concerns about beating candidate Hillary Clinton. [Candidate Barack OBAMA†, voice of his wife Michelle OBAMA†, “New York Times” Jeff ZELENY†, NBC News political director Chuck TODD†, candidate John EDWARDS†- comment on the caucuses.]

(White House: David Gregory) The Republican debate on economic issues tomorrow featured; questions on how Republicans should handle President Bush’s low approval ratings examined; campaign ad from candidate Mitt Romney shown; poll results showing that more people would like the next president to have a different approach from Bush. [Voted for Bush Donna HOWE‡- says it’s time for a change because nothing is getting done.] [On September 20, BUSH – says he’s an asset to the party.] [Republican pollster Tony FABRIZIO†- says it will be an uphill battle for Republican candidates, especially if they support Bush; comments on the fine line candidates need to walk on criticizing the president.] [Candidate Rudy GIULIANI†- comments on Bush’s recent veto of increased spending on the children’s health bill.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Broadcast times and channels for the Republican debate noted.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Gregory, David

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