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Campaign 2010 / O'Donnell / Campaign Money / A Discussion (Part I) #974621

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, who is now raking in campaign money, introduced; details given about her past statements and the overall issue of candidates' refusal to talk with all but friendly media. [Former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN - advises her to speak through Fox news.] [Earlier, Arizona Governor Jan BREWER - refuses to answer questions.] [On "The Dan Gaffney Morning Show," voice of O'DONNELL - says she tied Joe Biden in votes.] [On Fox News, Republican strategist Karl ROVE - explains O'Donnell has to be honest and candid about her finances.]

(Wilmington, Delaware: Gary Tuchman) Major questions about O'Donnell's handling and spending of campaign finance money examined; details given about he debt from her 2008 campaign and checks she signed to pay for bills that increased her debt. What the state Republican Party says about O'Donnell discussed. [Former campaign ADVISER - comments on O'Donnell's spending.] Questions about her college record and financial issues, her last job in 2004 from which she got fired and sued the company and how she acted as her own treasurer discussed. [SUPPORTER - says she is one of us.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Roland Martin, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and David Gergen about O'Donnell. [MARTIN - says it is about integrity, credibility and honesty; criticizes the Palin view that she only speak to friendly media.] [FLEISCHER - says personal foibles should be side issues; accuses the media of piling on onto conservatives.] [GERGEN - says these are fundamental to any candidate and Republicans brought this up.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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