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Convicted former Rep.Mel
Reynolds wants Jackson
seat in Congress

Chicago Tribune [IL], by Rick Pearson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/28/2012 4:12:49 PM

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a downtown hotel news conference, Reynolds acknowledged having made “mistakes” in the past. For his campaign, he will try to assume the mantle of an incumbent while also seeking redemption from voters. Red and white campaign signs urged voters to “re-elect” Reynolds “so he can finish the work”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/28/2012 4:17:14 PM     (No. 9038073)

Mel Reynolds - a man of conviction!

/ s off/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/28/2012 4:19:29 PM     (No. 9038081)

Perfect representative for the citizens of the Chicago area.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 11/28/2012 4:24:49 PM     (No. 9038089)

How fitting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/28/2012 4:28:53 PM     (No. 9038096)

Hmm. (D)IL, by chance?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 11/28/2012 4:33:19 PM     (No. 9038108)

Peachy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/28/2012 4:37:17 PM     (No. 9038113)

Of course they will return him to office. Unlike Republicans who stay home just becaust, black democrats of that district just want the free stuff and will trade votes. Remember the Obama-Phone Lady!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/28/2012 4:42:56 PM     (No. 9038125)

If there is more to steal, then he is the guy that knows how to get it done.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 11/28/2012 4:44:12 PM     (No. 9038128)

Isn´t that a resume enhancer for those in the democrat party that want to be elected, especially chicago

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Reply 9 - Posted by: f64, 11/28/2012 4:48:09 PM     (No. 9038139)

He´s certainly well qualified. Just look at his rapsheet, uh.....resume.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 11/28/2012 5:00:34 PM     (No. 9038165)

Ironically appropriate considering the Powerball-fever the past few days.

Mel apparently feels THIS is time for him to "win the Lotto" . . .

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 11/28/2012 5:01:54 PM     (No. 9038168)

The inmates are literally & liberally running the asylum. mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/28/2012 5:06:40 PM     (No. 9038177)

#12 beat me to it. I can still hear his comment about the Catholic school girl and his infamous line "Did I win the Lot-to?" in my head.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 11/28/2012 5:37:54 PM     (No. 9038231)

1. Yrs, he can do much better this time. He learned from those "mistakes," meaning he thinks he knows now how to loot without getting caught.

2. Serious observation: that he could consider this campaign without his rejection by the House being a given [the House has the power to refuse to seat a person], that he could draw a press conference to cover it, speaks loudly about the Left, the Dems, a certain population cohort, and Chicago.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sinic, 11/28/2012 5:43:30 PM     (No. 9038240)

I´ze guts da backgrund fer dis here jab...in spades! Malt likka, lotto tickets, and poke chops fer evyone! Where da Catlick beaches at?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: westsnoop, 11/28/2012 5:47:56 PM     (No. 9038254)

#16 should be deleted. Sounds like a planted Daily Kos post.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/28/2012 6:42:17 PM     (No. 9038327)

REynolds would be a perfect fit.....Corruption, Chicago, nothing better.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/28/2012 6:48:21 PM     (No. 9038339)

Well, what do you expect. He´s the right color for the job.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/28/2012 6:52:33 PM     (No. 9038348)

This perfect cockroach will be welcomed back by the CBC like a comrade in arms held enemy captive. And why not? If violating a white minor and fraud isn´t really crime to his constituency, why should it bother his ´collegues´ in congress?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/28/2012 6:56:52 PM     (No. 9038356)

Perfect ...pond scum...criminal...pedophile

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/28/2012 8:31:29 PM     (No. 9038452)

He´s their perfect candidate! A felon, convicted, served time, nefarious- and Black! Perfect!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: poolside, 11/28/2012 8:42:56 PM     (No. 9038465)

And why not? Do I really need to remind you that no black man deserves jail time? Only a racist would refuse him! Obvious, duh.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/28/2012 9:30:08 PM     (No. 9038537)

Is there not one single democrat in this entire country who still has a sense of shame?

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