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updated: 11/21/2012 4:13 PM

Rep. Davis: Jackson resignation 'huge loss'

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Congressman Danny Davis says the resignation of fellow Illinois Democrat Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is a huge loss.

Davis says Jackson was effective as a congressman and well served to serve constituents as a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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He says that Jackson can continue to serve people in other ways.

Jackson resigned on Wednesday in a letter to House members. In it he also acknowledged a federal probe. The Chicago Democrat has also been on medical leave for five months, with few answers about his whereabouts.

Davis says the way Jackson left doesn't leave his legacy untouched from all the positive things he did. Davis wouldn't say much about the federal probe, saying he doesn't know the details.

Both are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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