Jesse Jackson Jr. Re-Elected Despite Mental Health Issues, Will Serve Once He Gets Doctor’s Approval
- Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:42pm by Erica Ritz
He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic, according to NBC5 Chicago, but few other details have been released.
Jackson commented through a spokesperson:
“My deep and sincere thanks to the people of the 2nd Congressional District, I am humbled and moved by the support shown today…Everyday, I think about your needs and concerns. Once the Doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts. I continue to feel better everyday and look forward to serving you.”Jackson won his first race in 1995, but aside from a robo-call in mid-October in which he said said is “human” and doing his best, Jackson has almost refrained from campaigning altogether.
ABC7 reminds that Jackson’s re-election comes in the midst of a House Ethics Committee investigation into links to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.