The former lawmaker was recently released from prison after serving a year and a half for misusing campaign funds.
Sept. 9, 1995 Jesse Jackson Jr., center, and his wife, Sandi, greet well-wishers in Chicago where he announced his candidacy for Mel Reynolds's vacated congressional seat. Jackson, son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, pledged to not engage in negative campaigning. Beth A. Keiser/AP Buy Photo