Reynolds wants to return to Congress

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Jesse Jackson Jr.‘s Congressional predecessor wants his old job back.

Mel Reynolds was 2nd district Congressman until 1995 when he had to resign in disgrace over a bank fraud scandal and an affair with a minor.

Reynolds says he has learned from his past mistakes, and he promises to do better if the voters give him a second chance; but he says he won’t keep answering the same questions over and over again.

There is no law against convicted felons running for Congress.

Reynolds is running on a theme of redemption; he has been a consultant who works to forge partnerships between Chicago and African businesses.

Reynolds started his campaign today with a breakfast in South Holland.

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