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Mayor Tue Oct 26 2010

Jackson Jr. Not Running For Mayor

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise but Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. isn't going to run for mayor. According to a statement Jackson gave to the Chicago Tribune he's more interested in getting the Abraham Lincoln National Airport built:

"I will continue to work hard on behalf of the people of my district, as I have for the past 15 years, to bring federal resources to Chicago and the South Suburbs for transportation, health care, education and economic development projects," Jackson said in his statement. "I will continue to work toward the construction of the Abraham Lincoln National Airport and the 15,000 jobs it will create by the time it opens for business."

Again, this isn't out of nowhere. Given the recent allegations of the Congressman's connection to the Blagojevich scandal and the revelations of a "social acquaintance" Jackson's viability to win the mayoral race was rather small.

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