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Campaign 2010 / Critical Contests / Tea Party #975025

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The critical contests in the midterm elections previewed; photos shown of 7 candidates in key Senate races; standings in the Quinnipiac Poll of New York governor candidates Chris Cuomo and Carl Paladino outlined on screen.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The role of Republican strategist Sal Russo, the man behind the Tea Party movement, examined; Tea Party Express ad shown; details given about the role of the Tea Party in primary races won by Joe Miller in Alaska, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. [RUSSO - speaks against government spending; reacts to criticism.] [Politico.com reporter Kenneth VOGEL†- talks about seizing the momentum; states we turned these candidates into winners; praises O'Donnell.] Questions about Tea Party Express campaign spending noted. [Tea Party Patriots Mark MECKLER†- comments on the small elite leadership team.]

Couric, Katie;
Tracy, Ben

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