Jesse Jumps In

And now there are eight

We can do without the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

They cannot do without us." With that bold declaration, Jesse Jackson, 42, officially proclaimed himself a candidate for the presidency in Washington last week, making him the eighth Democrat in the 1984 sweepstakes. Practically shouting himself hoarse during a three-hour rally at the city's packed Convention Center, Jackson vowed that his candidacy would draw a tidal wave of black votes, and he warned that the Democratic Party would have to earn those votes, not take them for granted....

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