Skip to comments.Where is Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Posted on 10/02/2012 6:26:21 PM PDT by mandaladon
His name is on the ballot. But Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn't made a campaign appearance since the primary.
The Democratic congressman from Chicago is running for re-election for his seat in the House of Representatives, but has been out of sight for the last three months, being treated for bipolar disorder.
Campaign advisers told the New York Times, which noted that the campaign's office was locked shut, that the candidate is waiting for the doctor's approval to campaign again.
The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson was expected to win the election easily, but the Washington Post reports he is trying voters' patience while he remains a patient.
Jackson has been in treatment since June. His wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, said she won't replace the 47-year-old.
The Republican opponent, Brian Woodworth, thinks he has a valid argument for voting for him, even in the South Side, a strongly Democratic district. He told the Washington Post, "Voters should be paying attention to this," Woodworth said, adding, "For the last three months, almost four, he's ignored them. He's hidden from the press. He's ignored the people. He's neglected his job."
If Jackson decides he's not running, replacing him at this late date would be a messy process, since his name is printed on the ballot, which has already gone to troops overseas. Most likely a court would have to decide whether the votes for him would go toward the replacement or be thrown out.
The Jacksons recently put up their $2.5 million Washington, D.C., home for sale, to help pay medical bills, they said. The family has a house in Chicago too.
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Yeah - What does a congressman make - $200,000/year?
$2.5 million house? And another one in Chicago. Where is the ethics investigation?
Another empty chair rat. Probably doesn’t ever have to show up to win.
Pimping for the race baiters is very lucrative when yo’ daddy has made millions extorting cash from corporations: “No cash, no peace.”
Dock the do-nothin’s pay.
No one said that being a race-baiting con-man doesn’t eventually take its toll.
He’s been in hiding for months, claiming he was stressed out or some such crap.
He’s just another lazy ass democRat just like all the others.
hahahahaha The jackasses of Chicago will reelect a bi-polar Jackson in absence if for no other reason than he is part of the jackass machine of Chicage!!!!!!
This country is lost! Where can I get my free cell phone?????
The boy needs a HoodRatectomy...
With all due respect, who the heck cares where he is?? Out of sight and not mucking up America is where he belongs.
So what was the psychotic break that led to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder?
what ethics investigation..who would conduct it? My guess is he has damage from a drug over dose..and they are trying to see if he snaps out of it.
It doesn’t matter. Speaker Madigan will hand select JJJ’s replacement. Nothing to see here. Move along. It’s Ill-Annoy.
He’s worried sh*tless that he’ll be tied to the Blago ‘selling the Senate seat’ affair. He is looking at years in stir and it’s driving him crazy.
I love to see him on Dr Drew Rehab. What a freak show that’d be.
I sorta got used to his rhetoric, expect it even. But he's been a no show since bambi’s election.
Closet Republican perhaps?
The idiots will reelect the criminal.
Hiding behind his wife’s skirts.