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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Rendell #889606

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 2008
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[Pennsylvania Governor Ed RENDELL - says it was not intended to be racial.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Randi Kaye) CNN interview held with Rendell about politics and his comments about Senator Barack Obama last month; his remarks that some whites won't vote for an African American candidate, the follow-up by the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" and a statement from Obama about race and Rendell and politics quoted. [RENDELL - comments on his remarks that were not intended to be racial; recounts his phone call with Obama.] Rendell's remarks about race in his gubernatorial race against Lynn Swann in Pennsylvania recalled.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Candy Crowley and "Time" magazine Mark Halperin about the Democratic race in Pennsylvania. [HALPERIN - says there are nagging questions about Obama that will be on display in Pennsylvania; cites the importance for any Democrat to win the white vote; predicts Senator Hillary Clinton will win Pennsylvania, but won't dig into Obama's delegate lead.] [CROWLEY - says the economy is the big working class issue and that is where Obama is reaching out; states his problem is with the white working class vote; comments on those pushing Hillary to get out and that is the story of this week.] [HALPERIN - says reporters always want the loser to get out of the race.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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