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Woodworth Wants Voters to Judge Jackson's 'Cognitive Thinking'

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s opponent also says he considers political analyst Dick Simpson's election prediction good news.

When is it good news to hear that your election opponent ? When you're Brian Woodworth.

The Republican candidate in the 2nd District Congressional election is calling political analyst Dick Simpson's prediction of a Jackson victory relatively good news.

"At first they were saying Jackson would beat me with 75 percent of the vote," Woodworth said. "Now they’re saying Jackson will win with 50 to 60 percent of the vote. I’m going to count that as a victory."

Woodworth also met the recent news that with a demand.

"I think he needs to engage in a public debate," Woodworth said. "I think it’s necessary, I think the voters need to have an opportunity to judge his cognitive thinking."

Despite the fact that the disorder is considered treatable, Jackson's opponent noted the mental health issues associated with certain mood disorders are enough to bring the Congressman's judgement into question.

"When you’re talking about depression or bipolar, they can affect a person physically, emotionally and mentally," Woodworth said, adding that bipolar, in particular, can cause a person to struggle through the highs and lows associated with the disorder.

Asked if he has taken advantage of , Woodworth said he has not looked at it that way. "My campaign strategy was never built around Jackson and his absence."

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Joe Lake September 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
James Taylor -- Working for that $25,000-$40,000 from the Jacksons? Jesse Jackson Jr. won't or can't debate. Joe Lake, Chicago
mr lahey September 12, 2012 at 01:16 AM
its just a shame that no one stands a chance against the bedwetter for some reason this POS family seems untouchable what a sad district we live in what will it take to make them all go away? voters should be ashamed of themselves best of luck to the few who challenge these trolls
Joe Lake September 12, 2012 at 01:20 AM
There still a number of actions that can take place. Stay tuned. Joe Lake, Chicago
Marcus Lewis September 12, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I stand by what I heard you say and stand with Joe Lake and his reporting this incident to the FBI. I am not intimidated for telling the truth so why would I look over my shoulder, I am not Jesse Jackson Jr., he has that problem as he is hiding out in his house in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. You better tell the truth to the FBI or you will lose and go to jail and at what cost, losing you freedom?! Not me. I like my freedom and not doing the unspeakable unimaginable and go to jail? That is a cost only Jesse Jr. and James Taylor seem to have no problems in risking. The truth is the light and freedom, the lie makes you hide.
Marcus Lewis September 12, 2012 at 05:13 AM
This is what they call politics, I call it childish. You are crazy. You on July 2, sent me an email endorsing me for Congress as you called me, "more honest than the other two running." (Jackson & Woodworth) I don't need your endorsement. You just yesterday sent me an email and repeated the statement here in Patch that you wanted me to come to Kankakee and participate in a debate with Woodworth and Jackson! You sir are nutty as a Snicker's candy bar. You like to be in the mix but I don't associate with two-faced, double-minded people. If I were you, you need to tell the truth about what you told Joe lake and myself about that $40,000 you got from the Jacksons. And if by chance you did not receive the money, then why in God's name did you say you did to me for two weeks straight and repeat it to Joe Lake and myself for a whole hour? I'd be concerned about the FBI if I were you. And furthermore, a real leader has no problem telling the truth. That's why it's called the truth. I see you and Jesse Jackson Jr. have in common, payoffs and trying to hide from the inevitable. You & Jackson, take my advice, "REPENT" it will do you some good.

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