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Report: Wife of Jackson Jr heartbroken over affair

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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2006 file picture, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., speaks at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) By Charles Rex Arbogast FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2006 file picture, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., speaks at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) By Charles Rex Arbogast

CHICAGO (AP) -- The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says she and her husband have undergone counseling since he told her nearly two years ago of an extramarital affair.

Alderman Sandi Jackson tells the Chicago Sun-Times that when her husband first told her, she was "mortified and in agony," but she didn't want details.

She says when word of the affair became public last week, it was like opening the wound again.

Jackson says for now she wants to stay focused on her job and two children. She says her heart will heal.

The Jacksons were married in 1991.

She also says her husband never had an intention of running for Chicago mayor. The Democratic congressman has said he's mulling a run since Mayor Richard Daley announced earlier this month that he wouldn't seek a seventh term.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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