Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection from Mayo Clinic

Andrew Greiner, NBC Chicago, November 7, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election to Illinois’ 2nd Congressional district by a landslide Tuesday night, beating his two opponents, Marcus Lewis and Brian Woodwoorth.

As of 2 a.m. Wednesday, and with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Jackson had captured 63 percent of the vote.

“My deep and sincere thanks to the people of the 2nd Congressional District, I am humbled and moved by the support shown today,” Jackson said in a written statement. “Everyday, I think about your needs and concerns. Once the Doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts. I continue to feel better everyday and look forward to serving you.”

Jackson is not celebrating his victory in a swanky Chicago hotel room, or back stage at McCormick place with President Barack Obama watching the returns come in on the national race. He’s reportedly spending the night at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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Jackson Jr. likewise suddenly disappeared from the public before the primary, in early June when he left for a treatment center in Arizona. He later moved on to Mayo where he was diagnosed with bipolar depression and gastrointestinal issues.

Between June and November, nary a constituent saw their Congressman—not working, not campaigning, not fundraising— because he avoided press and voter alike. Jackson, the junior, won.

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In October, Federal prosecutors and FBI agents in Washington launched a criminal investigation of Jackson, Jr. involving financial improprieties, including possible misuse of funds monitored by Congress to decorate his Washington D.C. Home.

At the same time, a House Ethics Committee continues to look into Jackson’s supposed involvement in trying to be appointed to now-President Barack Obama’s seat in the U.S. Senate. {snip}

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  • Puggg

    Mia Love did not win her seat in Congress from Utah, and Allen West lost his try for a new Congressional district in Florida.  Good news, at least.  Two fewer blacks that pander pimp conservatives can fawn over.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MMIG34TVH4XVC2JUJZQBVSEY6Y Dan

    No surprise here. Hell, we re-elected Democrat, Derrick Smith, who was recently indicted by the FBI on bribery charges!

  • ILOVEMYRACE

    Jessie (the Sequel) Jackson  will still be winning elections long after he is dead.  

  • ILOVEMYRACE

    Africa Among us.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    Black Hitler beats White Jesus

  • Howard_W_Campbell

    “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy” Edwin Edwards (former Governor of Louisiana). I would suspect that even this wouldn’t be a problem for Jesse Jackson Jr. He could be on Cops and still get reelected. Chris Rock, referring to Marion Barry and the Million Man March: “Even in our finest hour, we had a crackhead up on stage”.

    If this is the government Chicago wants, give it to them. The main problem is that JJ Jr. can still vote money out of the public treasury from the other 49 states.

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    Black people will vote for the black incumbent no matter who he or she is. Jesse Jackson,Jr. could be dead and he would still win.

  • The__Bobster

    In the past, Dems have kept vegetables in office so that Republicans could not get a chance at taking their seats.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I used to think it was only blacks that could get away with this:  Florida Alcee Hatings keeps getting reelected, Louisiana’s William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson too.

    But, perfidious Whites have been reelected too:

    Drunken womanizer Ted Kennedy let his girlfriend-of-the-moment die and kept getting elected, Barney Frank too, even though he once had a homosexual prostitution ring running out of his tax payer funded DC apartment.

    What do they all have in common?  They are LEFTIES and therefore get a pass from the whores in the media — a pass not given to conservatives.

    Bon

  • http://www.facebook.com/orville.seybert Orville Seybert

    Typical that chicago would re-elect a syphillis infected drug addict.

  • mobilebay

    Only in America!

  • Etfasteddie

    Are there too many negroids in commercials these days or is it just me!