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Convicted child predator will run for Illinois Congressional seat, still probably win.

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Just a few short days ago, we told you about Mel Reynolds, the disgraced former Congressman from Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district who was forced to step down after being convicted of soliciting child pornography and of statutory rape (among other things such as bank fraud, which is kind of small potatoes when you’re trying to get with kids, I guess), was thinking of throwing his hat and creepy creeper mustache back in the ring after Jesse stepped down in the face of his own indictment.

Well, good news, America. Mel Reynolds is pretty sure that he’s not nearly as felonious as his successor and possibly predecessor, and he’s declared his candidacy for Congress.

The actual headline of this says something like “disgraced former Congressman” but if one were, say, actually disgraced, one probably wouldn’t consider a second run at an office he was ousted from after a variety of run-ins with the law a good idea. It’s sort of more like this guy is “shameless” or “ridiculous” or even, “insane.” But, if Jesse Jackson Jr. is any indication, all of those can be completely disregarded by voters. Actually, even “completely absent” isn’t fair game anymore. Actually, Reynolds replaced another perv who had relations with a Peace Corps volunteer while he was on a “fact finding” mission in Africa. So the cycle would just be continuing unabated.

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  1. Diann

    November 29th, 2012

    Stay classy, Chicago!

    I suppose we are all very very lucky John Wayne Gacy is dead and gone.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 29th, 2012

    So lemme get this straight. In some states you can’t even vote if you’re a criminal, but in Illinois you can vote AND run for office… and win?

    I’m so sick of the stupid.

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  3. grayscape

    November 29th, 2012

    Being a successful pervert is what all Democrats aspire to.

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  4. MNHawk

    November 29th, 2012

    He may be a child molester, but at least he isn’t white! Chitcagoans do have standards, you know.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    November 29th, 2012

    He’s the best the democrats have to offer.

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  6. simply enraged

    November 29th, 2012

    One of my cousins had to fire a black man who worked for him, a man who’d been his one of close friends in HS. He hated doing it but had to. In the “exit interview” he said, “You know, Leon, if you’d worked as hard at your job as you did confirming the stereotype, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now”. Perfect, I thought. Too bad nowadays that kind of reality no longer seems to work.

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  7. Hawaiian

    November 29th, 2012

    Shave the stache and he’d look a lot like Elmo

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  8. thirdtwin

    November 29th, 2012

    “Mr. Reynolds…one more question: How old do you think the world is?”

    “Old enough, dammit…and that little bitch told me she was, too. Thass all I gots ta say about that.”

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  9. eternal ¼ cracker p

    November 29th, 2012

    As a Chicago suburb resident, if given the opportunity, I plan on voting for him.

    The sooner this place hits rock bottom, the better off me and everyone else will be.

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  10. serfer62

    November 29th, 2012

    To not vote for a pervert is RACISTTTTT!!!!!

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  11. Hippie Critic

    November 29th, 2012

    In his district, a criminal history is a plus.

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  12. Nutjob

    November 29th, 2012

    He should be a shoe-in for Shitcago.
    They do have their standards.

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  13. CrustyB

    November 29th, 2012

    Remember, this is the town that gave Al Capone a round of applause whenever he’d show up at a ball game.

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  14. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 29th, 2012

    He said “screw the Big House, I’m goin to the White House!”

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  15. norman einstein

    November 29th, 2012

    @MNHawk for the WIN!!

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  16. Tragic Redemption (formerly muddjuice)

    November 29th, 2012

    Does he know they are going to stop the flow of young interns in DC?

    It’s called the Clinton Rule….

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  17. locknload

    November 29th, 2012

    Let’s face it – if those IDIOTS in that district would vote Jesse Jackson Jr BACK into office after being 1) AWOL since June of this year, 2) admitting he’s been diagnosed as BiPolar, and 3) he never campaigned for reelection – and he was STILL reelected?

    This child predator is a shoe in. They’d vote for Bozo the clown… as long as he was black.

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  18. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 29th, 2012

    @LnL – and we’re the racists….

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  19. Richard Dragon

    November 29th, 2012

    He’s going to nail down the muslim vote with those pedophile credentials.

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  20. Hippie Critic

    November 29th, 2012

    If I was an advisor for a black dem candidate running in a close election in a predominantly black district, I’d do a criminal background check on him. If the record came up clean, I’d insist he commit a crime to get him over the top.

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  21. Tim

    November 29th, 2012

    Demonrat – check.
    Negro – check.
    Pervert – check.
    Liar – check.
    Thief – check.

    The perfect Illinois candidate.

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  22. scr_north

    November 29th, 2012

    Does anyone know whether a nomination race has to be run? If so, not even the Dems would be stupid enough to let this guy win. Having said that, stranger things have happened (Obama blackmailing and blackbagging his way to various Dem nominations)and you can bet that whoever is the GOP nominee will go out of their way NOT to mention this felon’s history in case any delicate racial sensitivities are upset. If the kiddie diddler wins then it’s high time to redistrict that riding by burning it to the ground. What? Too strong?

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  23. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 29th, 2012

    Illinois politics: the complexity of quantum mechanics and the attractiveness of raw sewage.

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  24. Joe

    November 29th, 2012

    I’ll take Chicago Child Molesters for $1000, Alex.

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  25. SUSANM

    November 29th, 2012

    HE WOULD MAKE A GOOD SITTER FOR O’S GIRLS

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  26. Ten Megaton

    November 29th, 2012

    Thanks Tim, saved me some typing.

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