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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. departs the federal courthouse after testifying in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in this file photo.

Photograph by Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. departs the federal courthouse after testifying in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 81%

That’s the vote share President Barack Obama received last November in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district, where a special Democratic primary today will determine the likely successor to former Democratic Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. The district includes some of Obama’s...

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