Evening Newscasts Wrap


NBC's Pete Williams included a statement from the Hotline's Chuck Todd saying Rehnquist's cancer reminded voters of how large an effect the President has on the SCOTUS.

ABC's Stephanopoulos said that the story "fires up both bases" before Manny Medrano reported on how divided the Court is right now.


NBC's Brian Williams reported on the Coors/Salazar Colorado Senate race and said the $14 million raised by the campaigns was a "Rocky Mountain high." Williams described Salazar as "until recently, not aligned" with Kerry, and included video of a commercial with Coors beer's twin female mascots as well as video of a gay pride event in Canada sponsored by Coors beer.


Peter Jennings noted that Kerry is traveling 1077 miles today, and "his plane doesn't have a bed," while Bush traveled 1558 miles – and "you can lie down on Air Force One – "not to mention it's a heck of powerful symbol when it shows up on the tarmac."

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