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Jesse Jackson Jr. Write-In Opponent: Campaign or Resign

Resident Anthony Williams says Jackson was an absent Congressman even before going on health leave in June

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An opponent of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in this fall's election called for the congressman's resignation on Monday, saying Jackson is unfit to serve the district.

Anthony W. Williams, a write-in candidate of the 2nd Congressional District, complained Jackson is out of touch and outright absent from the district — an absence, he argued, that began well before his June 10 health leave.