Jesse Jackson, Jr. Re-Elected From Hospital Bed
6 months ago
Burdened congressman holds on to his seat.
Despite taking a leave of absence almost six months ago, Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was re-elected to his post last night.
He defeated his GOP opponent Brian Woodworth, who repeatedly criticized Jackson during the campaign for leaving the district unrepresented during his time of illness.
It has been reported that Jackson took a leave of absence to check into the Mayo Clinic and seek treatment for depression.
At the same time, Jackson is also under investigation for misusing campaign money as well as attempting to buy the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in 2008.