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Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1995-2012
Born: March 11, 1965; Greenville, S.C.
Residence: Chicago
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Sandi Jackson; two children
Education: North Carolina A&T State U., B.S. 1987; Chicago Theological Seminary, M.A. 1990; U. of Illinois, J.D. 1993
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1995 (8th full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations)

Election History
2012generalJesse Jackson (D) 188,30363.3
Brian Woodworth (R) 69,11523.2
Marcus Lewis (I) 40,00613.4
Anthony Williams (GREEN) 2880.1
2010generalJesse Jackson (D) 150,66680.5
Isaac Hayes (R) 25,88313.8
Anthony Williams (GREEN) 10,5645.6
2008generalJesse Jackson (D) 251,05289.4
Anthony Williams (R) 29,72110.6
2006generalJesse Jackson (D) 146,34784.8
Robert Belin (R) 20,39511.8
Anthony Williams (LIBERT) 5,7483.3
2004generalJesse Jackson (D) 207,53588.5
Stephanie Sailor (LIBERT) 26,99011.5
2002generalJesse Jackson (D) 151,44382.3
Doug Nelson (R) 32,56717.7
2000generalJesse Jackson (D) 175,99589.8
Robert Gordon (R) 19,90610.2
1998generalJesse Jackson (D) 148,98589.4
Robert Gordon (R) 16,0759.6
Matthew Beauchamp (LIBERT) 1,6081.0
1996generalJesse Jackson (D) 172,64894.1
Frank Stratman (LIBERT) 10,8805.9
Scott Phillips () 150.0
1995specialJesse Jackson (D) 48,14576.0
Thomas Somer (R) 15,17124.0
Roll Call Vitals


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.