One day after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. won a commanding reelection, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed revealed that he is in plea negotiations with federal authorities. The story was first reported on the Sun-Times Web site Wednesday.
"The voters of the 2nd District have been cheated once again," said Anthony W. Williams, a chief critic of Jackson's who also attempted a write-in campaign against him. "It is important that we call for a special election."
If Jackson was to step down, by law, a special election would have to be held to fill the vacancy.