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The Democrats come up short of unity and cash

The idea seemed promising: for two whole days, the eight contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination would stop taking potshots at one another and instead travel together across the U.S., preaching party unity and raising money. The proceeds, an anticipated $2.4 million, would go to the campaign chest of the eventual winner.

But unity never comes easily to Democrats, nor does fund raising. Before the Democrats even set forth last week in a pair of DC-8 jets, Jesse Jackson accused party leaders of "stacking the deck" against outsiders, minorities and the poor. Alan...

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