Jackson Jr will not run for mayor

File photo: Jesse Jackson Jr.

October 25, 2010 3:04:05 PM PDT
A Chicago congressman has decided he will not run for mayor.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior released a statement a short time ago that he will continue to work on behalf of the people of the 2nd congressional district.

His announcement comes one month after he denied allegations that a fundraiser implicated him in a scheme to offer money to then governor Rod Blagojevich for a U.S. Senate seat.