Jesse Jackson Jr. looking for a deal...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Election Results: Illinois Congressman Coasts To Easy Re-Election


Amid health issues that have kept him from office since June and various reports of bizarre behavior, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was re-elected in Tuesday's election.

The Chicago Democrat cruised to an easy victory over Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. Jackson won 71.7 percent of the popular vote with 43 percent of precincts reporting. As of that time, Woodworth had 14.2 percent support.

Jackson said in a statement from Mayo Clinic that he was "humbled and moved" by his constituents' support.

Jackson has remained silent on when he aims to return to work after re-admitting himself to Mayo Clinic for treatment for bipolar disorder, and even voted by absentee in the election while declining to hold an election night event.
In the weeks and months leading up to the election, Jackson gave few statements updating supporters on the status of his condition, releasing only a robo-call in mid-October.

"Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through," Jackson said in the automated phone call. "I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all."
Jackson thanked his supporters and said he is "starting to heal" but that his doctors tell him the road to recovery is a long one.

The month before the election was particularly tumultuous for the representative, with swirling reports he was being investigated for possible misuse of campaign money, in addition to reports Jackson was seen drinking at a Washington, D.C. bar in between his stints at Mayo Clinic.
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So if he resigns this guy gets in?



Or let me guess they have to hold a new election... is there a Jessie Jackson Jr. Jr?
 

Ballbuster1

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So if he resigns this guy gets in?



Or let me guess they have to hold a new election... is there a Jessie Jackson Jr. Jr?
Oh I'm sure they'll demand a new election.
Neither Woodworth or Lewis stands a chance of just being given the post.
 

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Anyone with D next to their name will win that district. Bunch of maroons.
 

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His robo call was the classy, political way of saying he was a guut boi turnin' his life around. Really resonated with the African American community. That and his melanin.

Wayne Williams could win that district from prison if his opponent was a White Republican.
 

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Federal Investigation Reportedly Expands To Include Wife Sandi


Posted: 11/13/2012 10:23 am EST Updated: 11/13/2012 12:52 pm EST
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The federal investigation into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign finances has reportedly expanded to include Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, Jackson's wife.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sandi has become a subject in the congressman's ongoing plea negotiations. Sources familiar with the case told the Journal that investigators are looking into whether Sandi was complicit in the alleged misuse of campaign dollars to decorate the Jacksons' Washington, D.C. home.

Meanwhile, it was announced Tuesday morning that Jackson is no longer a patient at the Mayo Clinic, though the clinic's spokesman told the Associated Press that he did not know where the congressman is heading. Jackson has been away from work since June and has remained silent on when he aims to return to Washington after re-admitting himself to the Minnesota clinic for treatment for bipolar disorder last month.

Prominent Chicago Democrats are losing patience with Jackson as he he and his staff and family have declined to comment amid the ongoing federal probe. At an unrelated press conference Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged Jackson to address the constituents who handily reelected him to a ninth term in the election Tuesday, one day before news of the plea talks first broke.
"With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame duck session," Emanuel told NBC Chicago. "I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions."

The mayor added that he is praying for the Jacksons.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) commented Monday that if the allegations are "honest and accurate," then they raise "some serious questions about his continued service in Congress," CBS Chicago reports.

Various reports have emerged in recent days that Jackson is engaged in ongoing plea negotiations with the feds concerning allegations that he used campaign contributions on personal expenditures. The tentative deal reportedly includes the congressman pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds, resigning for health reasons, repaying any campaign contributions that went toward personal expenditures and -- almost inevitably -- some jail time.
News is expected to come soon concerning Jackson's future. Fox Chicago reported Monday that Jackson's resignation could come within a matter of weeks. If Jackson does resign from office, a special election would be held to choose his successor.

The Jackson family have as yet declined to comment on the plea talk reports, which are unrelated to an ongoing "pay-to-play" ethics investigation concerning whether Jackson was aware of efforts to raise money for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for his appointment to the Senate in 2008.
Great idea to put a Chicago politician in the white house for 2 terms. I hear Blagojevich will run for president from his prison cell in 2016.
 

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