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Lone Republican running for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s House seat: No to voter ID, yes to affirmative action

The lone Republican in the race to succeed the disgraced former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. isn't a typical GOP candidate. He supports affirmative action -- "for at least one more generation." He won't agree to anti-tax pledges in the face of the fiscal cliff. He spoke against voter ID laws this year during an NAACP press conference. And he's no fan of efforts to roll back Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.