From Associated Press, FOXNews.com
His home in Washington is for sale. His wife says he’ll come back to work only when a doctor approves. He vowed to return to the campaign by Labor Day, a deadline that came … and went.
Election Day is five weeks away, and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remains out of sight.
It’s an absence, both from his job in Congress and his campaign, that’s starting to test patience in his Chicago hometown.
More than three months have passed since Jackson disappeared, initially a mystery that was later revealed to be a hospitalization for severe depression and gastrointestinal problems. There have been few updates on his condition and no hard answers to questions about his future.
All that aides will say is that Jackson’s name is still on the ballot, even though he’s yet to make a campaign appearance since last spring’s primary. His wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, has tried to say nothing at all. When pressed, she insists she won’t step in to take his place.
“You ask anyone in this district, which one of them could take 90 days off of work?” said Jackson opponent Brian Woodworth, a college professor and Republican running what remains a longshot campaign in a mostly South Side district that is heavily Democratic.
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