NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2008
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(Los Angeles: Kelly O’Donnell) The Republican presidential race reviewed; scenes shown of Senator John McCain with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudolph Giuliani and of McCain and Mitt Romney arguing during last night’s debate. [SCHWARZENEGGER – endorses McCain.] [ROMNEY – comments on advertising.] [McCAIN – says we need all parts of our party together.] Mike Huckabee’s campaign strategy noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Questions about former President Bill Clinton’s business connections that could create conflicts for his wife’s campaign examined; details given about a trip to Kazakhstan with his friend, Frank Giustra, who later won 3 uranium deals there. [Former Clinton State Department Robert HERMAN- comments on Clinton’s praise for Kazakh dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- comments on Bill Clinton’s role in Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign.]