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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Re-Election Without Leaving the Mayo Clinic

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois) spent Election Day in the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, where has he been treated for depression and a bipolar disorder for months.

He did no campaigning and did not leave the facility, but still managed to win re-election, reports Russia Today.

With 63 percent of the popular vote, Rep. Jackson beat Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis.

Rep. Jackson's only contact' with voters was a robocall message that his staff released in late October.

Rep. Jackson thanked his supporters, today, in a written statement: “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.”

Besides his mental health problems, federal prosecutors and FBI agents launched a criminal investigation, in October, to determine if Rep. Jackson misused funds for his congressional office to decorate his Washington D.C. home.

The House Ethics Committee is also investigating if Rep. Jackson was involved in bribes to be appointed to President Obama’s former Illinois Senate seat.


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