May 7, 1988 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has agreed to meet with Los Angeles Jewish leaders on May 18 to "hold a dialogue" on issues of mutual concern, Rabbi Allen I. Freehling of University Synagogue in Brentwood announced Friday. Jackson said upon beginning his campaign this week for the June 7 California primary that he hoped to meet with Jewish leaders to avoid the tensions that marked the New York primary, where Jackson's relations with Jews were an overriding issue.
June 2, 1988 |
Michael S. Dukakis' commercial shows a drug deal going down, recorded surreptitiously by a police surveillance camera. Dukakis is going to get tough on crime. The Rev. Jesse Jackson's commercial shows pictures of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, while a celebrity impersonator quotes them in a vague imitation of their voices. Jackson is part of a great tradition of Democrats.
June 12, 1988 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, returning triumphantly to his oldest and most faithful constituency, delighted supporters Saturday with an impassioned speech that staked a clear claim to the vice presidential nomination and added to the reasons he said would make him the Democratic Party's logical choice.
April 7, 1988 |
For months, it has been one of the hottest questions on the political circuit: What could the Rev. Jesse Jackson do if he had as much money as the other guys? As the Democratic campaign moves to New York--one of the country's most intensive and expensive political arenas--that question is about to be answered. Jackson's "poor campaign with the rich message" is poor no more.
March 16, 1988 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the second-place finisher in the Illinois primary, sought to draw attention Tuesday to his new lead among Democratic presidential contenders in popular votes cast so far in the primary season. But it was also apparent that the loss to Illinois Sen. Paul Simon here was not in line with his other finishes in the sense that it was more of a setback than a boost.
April 13, 1988 |
A top official of a key national Jewish organization charged Tuesday that the perception of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's advisers that Jewish groups only were interested in harassing Jackson and not according him a fair hearing was "false, unfortunate and offensive." Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of the Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations, singled out Gerald F. Austin, Jackson's presidential campaign manager, as adhering to that view.