Is Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s Congressional seat jinxed?

Jesse Jackson, Jr.

The note below from FNC Chad Pergram reminds us that Congressman Jackson’s predecessor also was convicted and went to prison.  


Jackson’s predecessor….former Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-IL), quite Congress in 1995 after being convicted on charges of sexually abusing a minor and soliciting child pornography. A Rhodes Scholar, Reynolds was setneced to five years in jail but did less than that. Jackson then won a special election to take Reynolds seat.


Recent members of Congress who have done time include former Reps Bill Jefferson (D-LA), Duke Cunningham (R-CA), Bob Ney (R-OH, pronounced NAY), Jim Traficant (D-OH) and Frank Balance (D-NC).


Chad Pergram

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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