Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional seat

Convicted former Rep Mel Reynolds, wants to reclaim his seat in Chicago's 2nd Congressional District, in Illinois. Photo: AP.

Convicted former Rep Mel Reynolds, wants to reclaim his seat in Chicago’s 2nd Congressional District. AP photo.

Mel Reynolds, former representative from Chicago’s 2nd District, wants to reclaim his seat in Congress — the one Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated when he resigned. Reynolds held this seat from 1993 to 1995 but was convicted of multiple sex-related charges, and Jackson Jr. replaced Reynolds after winning a special election in late 1995 . . .

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