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2009 Elections #952246

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Election night across the country introduced; map shown of the key gubernatorial & mayoral races & referenda on domestic partnership & gay marriage.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) National trends in these major races reviewed; details given about the Virginia governor's race between Bob McDonnell & Creigh Deeds, the New Jersey governor's race between Jon Corzine & Chris Christie, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's run for a third term, & the upstate New York race where Republican Dede Scozzafava dropped out to support the Democrat against a conservative. [American Enterprise Inst. Norm ORNSTEIN†- assesses the battle for the Democrats.]

(Studio: Harry Smith; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The question of whether President Obama's performance can be tied to these main local elections, what trends can come from the New York race with a third party conservative in line to win with the Republican Party split discussed.

Smith, Harry;
Greenfield, Jeff;
Schieffer, Bob

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