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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. dwindling warchest: New FEC report

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The latest campaign fund-raising report for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), filed on Oct. 6, shows a balance of $113,055 for the last quarter, compared to the July quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission showing a bottom line of $246,625.

Jackson remains on a trajectory to win re-election in November against two nominal opponents, even as he remains in recovery for his bi-polar and gastric disorders and out of public sight since mid-June. However, his campaign--managed by his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), has been doing a small bit of fund-raising and paying some expenses these past months--as his fund balance dwindles.

The October quarterly FEC report shows $11,280 raised, $85,470 spent and $113,055 cash-on-hand. The disbursements continue to include a $5,000-a-month payment to Ald. Jackson's firm, based in the Jackson family home in Washington D.C. Most of the contributions came from political action committees.

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