CHICAGO (CBS) — Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.
Reynolds is one of several candidates vying to replace Jackson in Congress. He represented the 2nd District from 1993 until 1995, when he resigned in disgrace after his conviction for having sex with an underage campaign worker. He was also later convicted of bank fraud.
He said he should be judged on what he says and does now as he runs for office.