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Jackson Jr.'s downfall tied to objects, not power

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CHICAGO (AP) -- For all the talk of Jesse Jackson Jr. aspiring to be a U.S. senator or mayor of the nation's third-largest city, his career wasn't ended by attempts to amass political power. Instead, it was the former congressman's desire for flashy items like a Rolex watch and furs, and collectibles, such as Eddie Van Halen's guitar. Longtime Chicago political analyst Paul Green calls it...

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