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Marcus Lewis

Independent Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Candidate: Marcus Lewis

    The Race:  Independent Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District

    The Competition: Jesse Jackson Jr., Brian Woodworth

    The Buzz: Lewis, a mail handler for USPS, is running as an independent. He has criticized opponent Jesse Jackson Jr. for remaining on the ballot after being absent from Congress for months during treatment for bi-polar disorder.

    Among his top campaign priorities are creating jobs and securing educational grants for children seeking higher learning.