Just in case Rep. Jackson’s talk with federal authorities gets… complicated… for him.
OK, D-35, which implies a certain uphill climb (to put it mildly): and Jackson won with 89% of the vote in 2008, which implies that said climb would be virtually vertical. None the less, at least we’re putting candidates in this district; so if Jackson’s life does get… complicated, we should keep this in mind. And so should the Illinois GOP, which badly needs volunteers.
Seriously, we need to internalize the idea that we have to target the district of any Congressman who has come under an ethical cloud. You can’t win if you don’t bloody try.
PS: Yes, even if it’s for only one Congressional cycle. It disrupts seniority and keeps the rest off-balance.