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Skip to comments.Brother: Jesse Jackson resigning from Congress
Posted on 11/21/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by Beave Meister
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is resigning from Congress, his brother Jonathan Jackson tells the Chicago Tribune.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed Wednesday that his office has received a letter of resignation from Jackson but did not comment further, according to the Associated Press.
The congressman could not be reached.
Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe.
Although he did not wage a campaign, Jackson won re-election on Nov. 6 to another two-year term in the House by defeating a Republican and independent challenger. Under Illinois law, Gov. Pat Quinn, a fellow Democrat, would call a special election to fill Jacksons 2nd District congressional seat, which extends from Chicagos South Side to Kankakee.
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true, although this apple wasn’t as good at not getting squished....
And here I thought his brother was named Tito ;-)
Not for lack of votes from satisfied Obama voters,
He’s resigning to spend more time with his medicine cabinet.