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Political analysts discuss Jackson's role in the Dukakis campaign
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[Jackson's role in the Democratic Party]
Original Airdate: 4/7/1988

Length: 00:04:45
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the tight race between candidates Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Vaillancourt notes that Jackson is still campaigning for the nomination; she adds that Dukakis needs to win 70% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination outright. Vaillancourt reports that Jackson has done well in the primary elections and has registered voters to vote in the Democratic primaries. Vaillancourt reports that some Democrats would like to see Jackson as Dukakis's running mate. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with Dukakis. Dukakis says that he must win the nomination before deciding on a running mate. Vaillancourt interviews Jack Beatty (Atlantic Monthly), Paul Tsongas (former US Senator), Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Robert Kuttner (author, "The Life of the Party) about Jackson's role in the Democratic Party and his role in a Dukakis administration. They discuss Jackson as a potential running mate or cabinet member. Kuttner suggests that Jackson could recruit Mario Cuomo (Governor of New York) as a candidate by offering to be his running mate. Vaillancourt reports that both candidates are focused on campaigning. She notes that the Democratic convention is three months away. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of Jackson campaigning and by footage of Dukakis campaigning.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5704   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 103496 
VHS cassette 103989 
Betacam cassette 104997 
digital betacam cassette 104998 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections

Subject : Personal Names
Beatty, Jack
Cuomo, Mario
Dukakis, Michael
Gore, Al
Jackson, Jesse
Kuttner, Robert
Rushing, Byron
Tsongas, Paul
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party

Type : Genre
News - Television

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