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November 30, 2012
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FILE - In this file photo takne Oct. 22, 2012 in Freeport, Ill., Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, leads a march to the Sensata Technologies plant with Sensata workers, protesters, and local politicians. At 71, Jackson Sr. still keeps a hectic schedule and speaks extemporaneously on civil rights issues of all kinds. But he struggles when addressing one thing: Jesse Jackson Jr., the son and heir to Jackson�s political influence who abandoned his congressional seat last week because of mental health problems and two federal investigations.

Ric Francis photo

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2006 The Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and his son Jonathan leave Los Angeles Superior Court. At 71, Jackson Sr. still keeps a hectic schedule and speaks extemporaneously on civil rights issues of all kinds. But he struggles when addressing one thing: Jesse Jackson Jr., the son and heir to Jackson�s political influence who abandoned his congressional seat last week because of mental health problems and two federal investigations. Jonathan Jackson, a Chicago State University business professor, is contemplating seeking the congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jr.