Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigning - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigning


After taking medical leave since June to treat bipolar disorder, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has submitted a letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner's spokesman said the office received the letter on Wednesday, but the office did not comment beyond that.

Jackson Jr. has been out of the public eye since he took medical leave in June. During that time he received treatment at Mayo for bipolar disorder.

Medical issues are not the only thing plaguing Jackson, however. The House Ethics Committee has been investigating whether or not he was involved in talks about raising money for former governor Rod Blagojevich's campaign so he could take President Obama's empty Senate seat.

Despite his absence, he was re-elected to a ninth term earlier this month.

To read Jackson's resignation letter, see the Related Links to the left of this story.

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