The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • A Familiar Path
  • Century Club
  • First Time's the Charm
  • Early Brush With Controversy
  • That Wasn't All
  • A Capitol Mark
  • A Bit on the Side
  • Downhill
  • Pay to Play?
  • Disappearing Act
  • Under Investigation
  • Resignation
  • Jailhouse Blues
  • He Could Have Had It All
  • A Star Is Born
  • In Hindsight
  • Finding His Way
  • A Witness to History
  • Center Stage
  • A Higher Calling
  • Power Couple

First Time's the Charm

Jackson won his first Democratic primary with 48 percent of the vote and the special general election with 76 percent. He took office on Dec. 15, 1995.

(Photo: Scott Olson/Reuters)

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