The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • 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
  • A Familiar Path

Early Brush With Controversy

During his first bid to replace disgraced congressman Mel Reynolds, it was disclosed that Jackson's salary at the Rainbow Coalition had been subsidized by the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union. A Senate committee was investigating the organization for alleged ties to organized crime, which Jackson said he was unaware of.

(Photo: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

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