“Rooftop Pastor” Brooks will not run for 2nd

Pastor Corey Brooks announced today that he will not run for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. Citing a need to be an active parent in his children’s lives, he said he would continue to focus on Project HOOD, the initiative he launched after successfully getting a motel across from his church at 6620 S. King Drive demolished by a three-month vigil on the roof of the structure, deemed a crime haven by community members.
“It’s not about would I win if I run,” Brooks told his congregation with a laugh during the announcement. “I know I would win.”
Jackson resigned from the seat following a months-long absence during which he was receiving treatment for depression.