SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Absentee Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Re-Elected

Absentee Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. Re-Elected

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder earlier this year and has made no public appearances since early this summer, easily won re-election to his Chicago-area district Tuesday.

ackson, a Democrat who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995, was expected to win despite his ailment and ethics questions hanging over him. He defeated Republican Brian Woodworth, a lawyer and professor at Olivet Nazarene University.

In a statement issued through his spokesman, Jackson said he was “humbled and moved” by the support given him by his district.

“Once the doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years,” Jackson said. “My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts.”

Read the rest of the story at Reuters.com.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x