*The Jesse Jackson Jr. drama has taken another turn.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Illinois Congressman is returning to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
According to a source, the decision was made to have the Chicago area Democrat return to the famed clinic, where he spent four weeks this summer for bipolar depression. He had been staying at his home in Washington, D.C. since leaving Mayo.
Another source who visited Jackson last week told the paper:
“Jesse wanted you to know he is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, who is within a short walking distance from his home, incredibly hard.”
Jesse Jackson Jr. announced in June that he was taking a leave for medical for “exhaustation.” It was later disclosed he is suffering from bipolar depression.
Jackson’s congressional office confirmed on Wednesday that he remains on the ballot for the November 6 election, which he is favored to win. He has not been campaigning for the heavily Democratic Chicago-area seat he has held since 1995.
In addition to his health issues, Jackson has been the subject of a congressional ethics committee probe over an alleged bribe offered by a Jackson supporter in 2008 to then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.