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Tracking Gary Hart's Rise in 1984

Democratic Candidate Gary Hart's meteoric rise in popularity is discussed.

The Lasting Impact of the Hart Scandal on Campaigns

The impact of the Hart scandal on his campaign and future campaigns is discussed.

Jesse Jackson’s Influence on the Democratic Party

Jesse Jackson used his campaign cast lasting change to the Democratic Party.

The Power of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Convention Speech

Jesse Jackson's 1984 convention speech was moving for many at that year's DNC.

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