FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo taken in Chicago, former Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's joining the increasingly crowded field running for the U.S. congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson. Jr. Reynolds is vying for an endorsement from Cook County Democratic Party officials during a slating meeting that will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2012 in South Holland, ill. Reynolds is hoping for the party's endorsement that could be particularly valuable in the short campaign leading up to the February 26, 2012 Primary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo taken in Chicago, former Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's joining the increasingly crowded field running for the U.S. congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson. Jr. Reynolds is vying for an endorsement from Cook County Democratic Party officials during a slating meeting that will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2012 in  South Holland, ill. Reynolds is hoping for the party's endorsement that could be particularly valuable in the short campaign leading up to the February 26, 2012 Primary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo taken in Chicago, former Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's joining the increasingly crowded field running for the U.S. congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson. Jr. Reynolds is vying for an endorsement from Cook County Democratic Party officials during a slating meeting that will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2012 in South Holland, ill. Reynolds is hoping for the party's endorsement that could be particularly valuable in the short campaign leading up to the February 26, 2012 Primary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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