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Northeast Ohio engineer of Jesse Jackson and other campaigns dies at 83
Lou Stokes remembers Arnold Pinkney's ability to read people and brilliant political mind
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Political consultant Arnold Pinkney – who engineered Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign and others -- died Monday.

The Youngstown native was 83, and active in politics through last year’s successful run by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson for a third term. But friends said he had been ill for months. 

Pinkney designed the campaign of Carl Stokes to become the first black mayor of a major American city and of Lou Stokes, his brother, to Congress.

But Lou Stokes says Pinkney’s political mind was valued by Democrats nationally, including Vice President Hubert Humphrey’s run for president.

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"He tapped Arnold to come in and be a major leader at the top of his campaign. That was the first time we'd known any black consultant to be hired in a presidential campaign. So he had that type of attraction nationally in terms of his ability to be what most of us recognized as a brilliant mind when it came to political strategy."

Statement from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Arnold Pinkney

“The life of Arnold Pinkney reflects the time in which he lived.  He was a champion for equality and an advocate for Cleveland’s children. His work in politics, education and business was driven by a passion to improve our community. He was my advisor on the campaign trail; but more importantly, he was a friend and a confidant. He will be missed.”



Pinkney also was the campaign manager for Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential run.

Link here for more of Cleveland.com's coverage of the reaction to Pinkney's death.

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