Evening News Roundup

Various Networks

ABC: Political block led with hefty Democratic fundraising, then to Clinton’s “frontal assault” on Obama’s commander-in-chief credentials. Mention of Florida, Michigan delegate dilemma and late word Clinton will oppose a Florida revote and a Michigan caucus. In satellite interview with Charlie Gibson, Obama raised tax return issue and again defended his preparation for the presidency.

CBS: In second block, fundraising reports and package on stalemate over voting do-overs in Michigan and Florida.

NBC: Led with economics (noting it was a factor in the presidential race), and foreign crises before moving to politics. Then, covered Clinton’s Afghanistan event, Obama “raising the ante” with record-breaking February fundraising. Pointed out Clinton leaving door open for Florida, Michigan re-dos, Sen. Nelson insisting DNC pay, Gov. Granholm saying Michigan won’t pay. Called Clinton camp’s comparison of Obama to Ken Starr “fighting words to most Democrats.” Noted McCain focusing on fundraising “while the Democrats spend theirs to fight each other.”

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