Wife: Jackson Jr. came clean on affair

Photo: Jesse Jackson Jr., Tuesday, May 13, 2008

September 26, 2010 6:03:17 AM PDT
Sandi Jackson spoke publically for the first time about her husband's relationship with a Washington D.C. restaurant hostess.She acknowledged that what Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior called a "social acquaintance" was an extramarital affair in an interview with the "Chicago Sun-Times" that was published Sunday. The affair took place almost two years ago, she said.

The congressman's affair became public last week when it was reported in a federal investigation because Jackson allegedly asked a political donor to pay for airline tickets for his mistress to visit Chicago.

Sandi Jackson said her husband came clean back then and the two attended marital and spiritual counseling.

She also said in the interview that Congressman Jackson had no intentions of running for mayor.


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