Skip to comments.Is this the last hurrah for Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Posted on 03/21/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by IbJensen
Could the Democratic House Member from Illinois with by far the best known name go down to defeat Tuesday night? Could the once-promising career of Jesse Jackson, Jr. be finishedat the hands of fellow Democrats, no less?
Along with the Republican presidential primary, one of the biggest political stories of March 20 will certainly be the fate of the young Jackson, who faces a strong primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (lifetime American Conservative Union rating: 20 percent), who lost her Will County-based seat two years ago to Republican Adam Kinzinger.
The race between the former congresswoman and the namesake-son of the civil rights icon has recently taken on a new dimension. The Houston-based Committee for Public Accountability has unleashed a string of radio spots focusing on what spokesman Curtis Ellis dubbed Rep. Jacksons ethical issues.
Our polling showed that his unfavorable ratings were high and ethical issues were particularly affecting him, Eliis told HUMAN EVENTS, adding that his group (which was profiled in the Wall Street Journal Monday) has spent about $88,000 on anti-Jackson salvos.
The ethical issues that are fueling Public Accountabilitys strike against Jackson are all related to the ongoing House ethics investigation of the congressman on charges he attempted to secure appointment to Obamas former Senate seat through offering money to disgraced former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jackson, while freely admitting he wanted to serve in the Senate, has heatedly denied any wrongdoing or even hints of cash offers to Blagojevich.
The congressional redistricting process also works against Jackson. The new 2nd District differs sharply from the old one he has represented in that it is not just inner-city Chicago but now includes large parts of the old 11th District (Will County) formerly represented by Halvorson. Moreover, in the Chicago portion of the 2nd, as veteran Chicago political pundit Russ Stewart noted, a lot of black ministers have spurned Jackson, citing personal and legal ethical issues.
The congressman is working harder than he ever has to win a race that, whatever its outcome, will be national news.
People like Jackson Jr. should be shunned by decent and honorable citizens, regardless of party affiliation. The sad reality is that too many of these unethical crooks keep getting re-elected which is a sad indictment on our society. We have to understand that the type of voter who would vote for Jesse Jackass, Jr. and Maxine Waters (Communist Party member from Californicate) doesn't give a crap about America and its future; rather, they care about the goobermint shoveling their pens full of 'stuff'.
Ms. Halvorson will soon need bodyguards.
Jesse Jackson Jr. knows martial arts and is known to be violent.
I guess I don’t know why this is posted. JJJR won his primary yesterday. According to reports he “easily won” over Halvorson.
He won his primary:
Evidently not. He won 71% of the vote.
Jesse Jackson Jr. rolls over Debbie Halvorson after bitter battle
Jackson, Jesse (i) 55,320 71%
Halvorson, Debbie 22,379 29%
“He won 71% of the vote.”
Wow. The cemeteries must really be empty now.
Truth be told the old guard black race pimps in Illinois are second string, kept in their gerrymandered ghettos and mostly out of sight. Maybe brought out once and awhile by their white liberal slave masters to scare some white voters, but for the most part they are old senile fools.
Is it REALLY a bad thing to say that only property owners over the age of 30 should be allowed to vote?
This is a bogus article. Halvorson is done, Junior won.
The real story they should have told is that Halvorson and Jackson split approx. 77,000 primary votes while their Republican challengers between them only drew 17,000 votes.
With that kind of ratio and turnout, Jackson Junior has little reason to be concerned in the general election.
I heard he won with 103 % of the vote
No, that will be in November.
They came from someplace.
The funny thing about this article is that it gave a good anaylsis of what could have happened, given the new boundaries of the district. There must have been dismal turnout except in the areas that could be counted on to back Jackson.