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Jesse Jackson Jr.


Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. is an American politician. He is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and has represented Illinois's 2nd congressional district from 1995 till his resignation in 2012.

Professional Career

Jesse Jackson Jr. is is a member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected in a special election in 1995 from the 2nd congressional district of Illinois.

Jesse Jackson Jr. served as a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.

Jesse Jackson has been away from the Congress since June 10, 2012 when he has cast his last vote. He disappeared from the public, but his spokesman revealed later that he is receiving treatment at an undisclosed location for mood disorder.

Federal Investigation

In 2012, Jesse Jackson Jr. has been under federal investigation for alleged campaign finance improprieties. It was claimed that the Representative has used donor money to remodel his home and purchase personal gifts which is a potential criminal violation.

Resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives

On 21 November 2012, Jesse Jackson Jr. has announced that he would resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives immediately. He has sent a two-page resignation letter to the speaker of the house John Boehner. The resignation comes at a time amid stories in the media of receiving treatment for mood disorder, martial infidelity and a pair of federal investigations.

Personal Biography

Jesse Jackson Jr. is the son of civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. His wife, Sandi Jackson, serves on the Chicago City Council.

In July 2012, it is revealed that Jesse Jackson Jr. is receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed facility for mood disorder. He has filed a medical leave of absence earlier.

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