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2012-11-30 Home Front: Politix
Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson seat in Congress
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Posted by Fred 2012-11-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [245 views ]  Top

#1 For a second I thought it was Mal Reynolds.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-11-30 00:12||   2012-11-30 00:12|| Front Page Top

#2 ...he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record

Wow. Slick...
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-30 01:15||   2012-11-30 01:15|| Front Page Top

#3 My calculations indicate he will need to secure the vote of between 112% to 128% of the registered voters to ensure victory against any rival.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-30 01:20||   2012-11-30 01:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Not a problem...
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-30 01:21||   2012-11-30 01:21|| Front Page Top

#5 You just can. not. make. this. stuff. up.

Read that first sentence again and tell me it doesn't belong on a parody website. Unfortunately, it's all too real.
Posted by gromky 2012-11-30 03:56||   2012-11-30 03:56|| Front Page Top

#6  convicted him of several sex-related charges, including having sex with an underage volunteer campaign worker. While serving time in state prison, Reynolds also was convicted on federal financial and campaign fraud charges

Sounds emminently qualified to 'represent' the people of IL 2nd Cong. Dist. What percentage of the criminal vote does he need to get to assure election? (I presume criminals can vote in IL, since dead people can.)
Posted by Glenmore 2012-11-30 08:45||   2012-11-30 08:45|| Front Page Top

#7 He's a shoe-in.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-11-30 11:47||   2012-11-30 11:47|| Front Page Top

#8 having sex with an underage volunteer campaign worker
...
President Bill Clinton commuted Reynolds' sentence to time served in 2001.
They're in the same club.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-30 12:09||   2012-11-30 12:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Are there no ex-Nazis to elect? A shortage of drug kingpins? A dearth of derelicts?
Posted by mojo 2012-11-30 12:47||   2012-11-30 12:47|| Front Page Top

#10 "Are there no ex-Nazis to elect? A shortage of drug kingpins? A dearth of derelicts?"

The voters of that district don't want such high-caliber people of such good character to represent them, mojo. They'd rather select someone more like them and their neighbors. >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-30 14:58||   2012-11-30 14:58|| Front Page Top

#11 He's not a shoe-in. Remember, this is Chicago and the fix will determine who gets the job. It's hard to tell at this point who has the Combines' real backing, but I doubt it's Mel.
Posted by Spot 2012-11-30 17:31||   2012-11-30 17:31|| Front Page Top

#12 Mel's there so whoever the Combine picks to run for office will look by comparison.
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-30 23:17||   2012-11-30 23:17|| Front Page Top

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