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Wife of Jackson Jr says she won't succeed him in Congress

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:13:54 CST
By: AP

The wife of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says she's not interested in running for the seat her husband held for nearly 17 years. Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson told reporters today she intends to finish her term on the City Council. Her name has been floated as a potential replacement for her husband in the House. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned last month citing health problems and acknowledging that he's under federal investigation, reportedly for misusing campaign funds. Sandi Jackson has represented a South Side ward since 2007, in the same area as her husband's former House district. Several candidates have said they're running in the Feb. 26 special election primary. Jackson Jr.'s brother, Jonathan Jackson, says he's considering it. Their father is civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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