03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr Rebuts Dad: Obama Is "Powerful, Consistent and Effective" Advocate For Blacks

Contradicting his father, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) writes in a Sun-Times column running Monday on the paper's editorial pages that White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is a "powerful, consistent and effective" advocate for African Americans.

Jackson mounted a strong rebuttal to a column by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. that ran in the Nov. 27 Sun-Times editorial pages where he chastised the Democrats running for president -- with the exception of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) -- because they "have virtually ignored the plight of African Americans in this country."

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