The Reverend Jesse Jackson came to Jefferson City today to beat the drums on voter turnout. He spoke at Lincoln University, an historically black college, and attracted a crowd of more than 100 black students. Jackson challenged the group to meet again early Tuesday morning to vote together and spend the rest of the day mobilizing other voters. Jackson also encouraged the crowd to keep alive the vision of Governor Mel Carnahan. He lauded Carnahan for his support for abortion rights, minorities, and the labor movement. Jackson also took the opportunity to take several swipes at Governor George Bush, and criticized him as untrustworthy for his 1976 DUI arrest.
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