These two news clips cover the results of Super Tuesday leading up to the Democratic nomination for the 1988 presidential election, including an interview with Michael Dukakis following his strong showing in the elections.
0:05Copy video clip URL Michael Dukakis speaks to Elizabeth Brackett in Illinois about the results of Super Tuesday in the race for Democratic nomination in the 1988 presidential election. Dukakis had a strong showing, winning several states, including Massachusetts, RI, Maryland, Florida, and Texas. He does not expect to do well in Illinois, but he hopes to lay the foundation for campaigning in the state if he wins the nomination.
4:32Copy video clip URL Al Gore is shown campaigning in a Chicago steel mill after better-than-expected results on Super Tuesday. The results left him only 100 delegates behind Dukakis, but he believes Gore “only won a regional victory, while his own campaign received a national boost.” In Illinois, both campaigns will have to contend with Jesse Jackson, who won 90 percent of the black vote in the South. However, the black community in Illinois is split, which could lower the turnout for black voters. Paul Simon is currently ahead in the polls in Illinois.
8:29Copy video clip URL End of tape.