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Chicago Machine having trouble enforcing its will in #IL02 primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:45pm

The petri dish of Democrat candidates in the special election Democrat primary for Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s former congressional seat remains teeming with candidates, despite the Chicago Democratic Machine’s heavies being deployed to empty it out.

So far only two have caved, Toi Hutchinson who dropped out of the race over the weekend, and ...

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Jesse Jr to implicate wife in plea deal arrangement?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:31pm

Federal charges expected to be filed today in DC reportedly would implicate his wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson, resulting in tax fraud charges against her.

Sandi had been receiving a $5,000 per month check from the Jackson Jr campaign for consulting over the course of several years. CBS reports:

Jesse Jackson Jr. will...

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Will Jesse Jr. testify against others? Feds not commenting

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 8, 2013 at 2:47pm

Jesse Jackson, Jr., the man some of us came to know as “Senate Candidate Number 5” for his involvement in the attempted crooked deal to replace the senate seat Barack Obama left vacant, reportedly has signed a plea deal.

The terms require him to plead guilty, repay the government hundreds...

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The alternative to AWOL Jesse Jackson Jr. is Brian Woodworth

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:44pm

Once again, we hear via Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr’s wife Sandi that the AWOL representative from Illinois under investigation by the House Ethics Committee will remain in treatment even as the election approaches. According to his wife, Jackson will continue to stay at the Mayo Clinic, where he returned last week for...

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Maybe this is why Jesse Jackson, Jr. is feeling ill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:29pm

Anne has been following the bizarre Jesse Jackson, Jr. saga for months, and has noted that the medical excuses and disappearing act likely was hiding some other problem

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Chicago Tribune withholds endorsement for Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 3:00pm

The Chicago Tribune announced today that it is withholding its endorsement for AWOL Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., given his now more than four-month-long absence from attending to his duties in the House of Representatives. The Tribune editorial page, which has endorsed Jackson in the past, writes that they will revisit this...

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Breaking – Jesse Jr. ran ’cause he had the runs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:05pm

As Anne noted previously, Jesse Jackson, Jr. was on the run for weeks until he was found at a rehab clinic in Arizona.

There has been wild speculation as to the problem.

Now, via

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Email from Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office denies alcohol and substance abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2:07pm

As his father’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s annual event kicks off in Chicago, IL, Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s office released a statement denying that he is being treated for alcohol or substance abuse.

The following email was sent from his office late Wednesday evening:

“Information regarding the Congressman’s treatment is protected by federal law under the...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. located at Arizona rehab facility

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:36pm

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., who has been noticeably absent from public life since June 10, has turned up at an Arizona rehab facility for alcohol abuse. In response to the report from Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC, his office has claimed he is being treated for a “mood disorder”:

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Why is Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. still MIA?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2012 at 4:00pm

Why is Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., still MIA? And why is his office issuing vague statements instead of disclosing to his constituents just what is going on with their Congressman?

That’s what everyone is starting to ask after the U.S. Representative (D-IL) continues his absence from public life. On June 25, Jackson’s...

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Jesse Jackson, Jr., on medical leave for exhaustion as investigations heat up

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:30pm

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) has apparently been on medical leave for the past two weeks due to extreme exhaustion. The information was released in a statement his office put out Monday, which indicated he had been on medical leave since June 10.

The beleaguered congressman is currently under investigation by the...

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