Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress "momentarily" in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
Jackson is likely headed off to the big house if the revelations of a plea deal with prosecutors are any indication. IL-2 will see a special election sometime around March, give or take. Possible contenders in what's sure to be a free-for-all primary include State Sens. Toi Hutchinson and Kwame Raoul, ex-football player and State Sen.-elect Napoleon Harris, and Blago attorney Sam Adam Jr. If the primary is crowded enough ex-Rep. Debbie Halvorson might have an opening as the Will/Kankakee candidate. JJJ's predecessor and convicted felon Mel Reynolds is also interested. Other members of the Jackson family are probably not likely candidates after this fiasco.
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