Jesse Jackson Jr. has spent the second half of 2012 out of the public eye. Most of his constituency has not heard a word from him since June. But still, he remains on the ballot, and one has to wonder why.
Now the subject of two federal-level investigations, Jackson is under the microscope in a way that transcends this election. Discussions about what to do in Peotone have gone by the wayside as talks of mental health and ethical character dominate the Second District Congressional election.
Republican Brian Woodworth, a former professor at Olivet Nazarene University with a background in law, has a fighting chance now. Independent Marcus Lewis, a passionate longtime postal worker, has Jackson's seat in his cross-hairs.
Regardless of his absence, Jesse Jackson Jr. could still win the election. A 17-year incumbent with a famous name, Jackson has a lot going for him. But should Jackson even give voters the option? Should the congressman give up his seat?
Let us know what you think in our poll.
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