Jackson May Not Return by Election Day

    WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 10:  Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr. (D-IL) addresses a news conference at the U.S. Captiol December 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Jackson had been mentioned as a potential replacement for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (C), who has the power to fill the vacant Senate seat, was arrested at his Chicago home yesterday and charged with corruption after prosecutors said he was trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jessie Jackson Jr.

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    Looks like Jesse Jackson Jr. won’t be hitting the campaign trail this year. The Illinois congressman’s wife said on Wednesday that her husband is seeing a doctor two or three times a week, and the doctor will decide when Jackson can return to work—which might not be until after Election Day. Jackson took a leave of absence about three months ago and was being treated at the Mayo Clinic  for depression until the beginning of September, when he was released. Jackson’s wife, Sandi, confirmed on Tuesday that while the family’s Washington-area home is no longer on the market, they are trying to sell it privately.

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