Former IL Rep. Mel Reynolds seeks 'redemption' by running for Congress again

It seems that former Congressman Mel Reynolds  is running for his old seat. Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a downtown hotel news conference, Reynolds acknowledged having made "mistakes" in the past. For his campaign, he will try to assume the mantle of an incumbent while also seeking redemption from voters. Red and white campaign signs urged voters to "re-elect" Reynolds "so he can finish the work" while another stark red sign with white letters said simply: "Redemption." Redemption?  How about restitution to Illinois taxpayers for two unnecessary special elections and remorse for inflicting an ongoing political soap opera on the residents of the benighted Second District?  This seat seems to bring out the worst in Democrats, both in terms of the morality...(Read Full Post)