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He resigned from congress after a conviction. Now Mel Reynolds wants job back.

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Seventeen years ago, Jesse Jackson Jr. ran for Congress to replace a beleaguered rep who had been convicted in a federal scheme.

Jackson replaced Mel Reynolds, who ultimately resigned in disgrace.

On Wednesday, Jackson resigned in disgrace, the subject of a federal investigation.

Guess who now wants his job back? Mel Reynolds.

"So He Can Finish the Work," is the news release that Reynolds sent out today, announcing he would officially announce his intentions to run for Jackson's seat at noon.

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