(CNN) – Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois is on a medical leave-of-absence while being treated for exhaustion, his office said in a statement.
The Democratic congressman has been on leave since June 10.
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While spokesman Frank Watkins gave no further details in a statement, he said Jackson's office remains open for constituent services.
Jackson, first elected in 1995, represents the state's 2nd Congressional District, which includes parts of Chicago's South Side and Cook County suburbs.
"He asks that you respect his family's privacy," Watkins said.
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I hope he has good medical insurance because after this Thursday like many other Americans he may NOT!
This will get the right-wingers energized to send in some moronic comments. I'm not certain if the Klan gets together on Monday night but even if they're obligated, they should still have time for a little on-line, race-based hate.
He is claiming exhaustion because the ghosts of Gov. Blago are getting too close. He tried to buy Obama's senate seat when Blago was trying to sell it. Jackson Jr could yet end up as Blago's cell mate.
What does he mean by " he asks that you respect his family's privacy"???? That usually means marital trouble or a scandal ready to hit the news.
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There ought to be a law that the sons and daughters of politicians can not be in politics ! At least the next generation , it's like nepotisic insider trading.
isn't the guy running for re-election? don't the voters have a right to know if they are voting a person with major medical problems?
or someone who has never run a business or worked a day in his life telling us how to live....
hopefully JJ jr. can /will receive medical treatment for his mental disorder of lieberalism
A politician being treated for weeks for "exhaustion." Now that there's funny! I don't care who ya are!!
Maybe they smell some kind of indictment in the air!