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Protesters urge Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign

Saturday, December 13, 2008 | 5:18 p.m. CST

CHICAGO — At least some constituents want embattled Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign.

About a dozen protesters stood outside his Chicago office Saturday shouting, "Ho ho ho, Jesse Jr.'s gotta go."

Protest organizer Harold Davis says he believes allegations that an emissary may have offered to raise money for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for Jackson being appointed to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Davis says Jackson has tainted the democratic process and his political career is over.

Others in the South Side neighborhood disagree. Several passersby shouted support for Jackson and one yelled, "Leave Jesse alone."

Jackson denies any wrongdoing.


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