[African American supporters of Bush]
Original Airdate: 10/27/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on issues of race in the presidential campaign. Vaillancourt reports that the African American community has traditionally voted Democratic; she adds that Michael Dukakis (Democratic nominee for US President) is not receiving unanimous support from the African American community. She adds that younger African Americans seem open to voting Republican. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of a meeting of the Black Republican Leadership Council. Reverend Earl Jackson (Black Republican Leadership Council) criticizes the Dukakis campaign. Ed Reed (Black Republican Leadership Council) speaks out in favor of George Bush (Republican nominee for US President). Vaillancourt interviews African American voters about which candidate they support. Many of the interviewees support Bush. Vaillancourt reports that some African American voters support Bush because they want to support the eventual winner. She notes that some African American voters are disillusioned with Dukakis for not choosing Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) as his running mate. Vaillancourt reports that the African American community is still a Democratic stronghold, but that Dukakis may be alienating some African American voters in his effort to appeal to more conservative Democratic voters. Vaillancourt interviews Janice Thurmond (Dukakis campaign) about Dukakis' campaign and his appeal to African American voters. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of Dukakis and Jackson at the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
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Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
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Black Republican Leadership Council
Type : Genre
News - Television
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