ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Jesse Jackson reported campaign in Connecticut while Representative Richard Gephardt announced his withdrawal from race. ABC News delegate estimate outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(NYC: Jim Wooten) Democratic party's response to Jackson campaign's attraction of white voter featured. [JACKSON - campaigns.] [BOY - says Jackson will be our first black president] [JACKSON - says "we, the people" can win.] Democratic party's concern over Jackson's growing strength noted. [Democratic national committee chairperson Paul KIRK - talks about possibility of Jackson nom.] Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis shown campaign in Connecticut. [DUKAKIS - says "I am what I am."] [Democratic party vice-chairperson Lynn CUTLER - says Dukakis has to develop a message.] Question of willingness of white voter to support a black man reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Governor Mario Cuomo reported reiterating that he will not be candidate Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Analysis of Jackson's campaign featured; scenes shown from Jackson campaign [JACKSON - campaigns.] Org. of campaign in contrast to '84 campaign noted; black leader Louis Farrakhan shown with Jackson in '84; Thomas Bertram Lance shown. [JACKSON - campaigns. on drug issue.] Nancy Reagan mentioned. Jackson's Populist, anti-corporate appeal described. [JACKSON - campaigns. on economy issues.] [In 1984, JACKSON - campaigns.]