You gotta wonder what the decision makers at CBS news are smoking over at West 60th. Must be at least a double doobie, based on what they considered to be news for the debut of their new Evening News with Katie Couric Tuesday night.
By STEVEN WINE
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris overcame a campaign ridiculed even by her own party to easily claim the GOP nomination for the Senate on Tuesday, and Rep. Jim Davis won the Democratic nomination to succeed popular Gov. Jeb Bush.
Harris next faces an uphill battle against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, who had no primary challenger.
President George W. Bush, unleashing the same inflammatory rhetoric he used last week to compare terrorists with fascists, Tuesday cast Osama bin Laden in the same mold as Adolph Hitler as he tried once again to mix Iraq, sectarian insurgents and al-Qaida into a terrorist stew.
By JIM KUHNHENN
Candidates are touting their political independence, blaming incumbents for high gas prices and warning moderate voters of a possible liberal takeover of Congress in a current wave of advertising that is revealing some themes for the final weeks before Election Day.