Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigned

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    Sad...I wish him a speedy recovery and I will keep him and his family in my prayers.
     
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    You mean he got his deal with the prosecutors.
     
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    The guy will be lucky if he avoids jail.
     
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    As long as he gets his healthcare and pension.
     
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    Chicago papers say not possible. He's going to have to take some jail time.
     
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    Why did he go for the re election just to resign. He should have gave another person a shot..
     
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    Jesse Jackson Jr. wants disability pay, report says (in return for stepping down)

    As a federal investigation into his alleged campaign finance misconduct continues, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is willing to give up his congressional seat provided he also receives a disability package upon leaving, according to a new report.


    The disability package might be his only source of income, Chicago Fox affiliate reported Wednesday night citing unnamed sources. No terms of the package were reported.

    Last week, reports surfaced that Jackson was in plea talks with federal authorities in connection with allegedly using campaign money to furnish his home and buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.

    Jesse Jackson Jr. wants disability pay, report says (in return for stepping down) - Democratic Underground




    Read more: Jesse Jackson Jr. wants disability pay, report says - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com
     
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    Indeed, he's got Dan Webb as an attorney. He arranged Rostenkowski's plea too I'm pretty sure. Got him to keep his pension, even though jailed.
     
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    His old man taught him well. The Rainbow Coalition set the bar for Jr.
     
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