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Mel Reynolds, ex-congressman and jailbird, bids to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Don’t call it a comeback! Actually, I guess you can since he’s spent time in jail. Either way, former Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., was among the 22 people who have filed to run for Rep. Jesse Jackson’s, D-Ill., now-open House seat. Jackson resigned amid a federal ethics investigation, an adultery scandal and an admitted mental health problem.

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