Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. wins reelection despite leave of absence for depression

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was elected to another term in the House on Tuesday despite his extended leave of absence for depression.

The Illinois congressman, who did not campaign for reelection, has been receiving treatment for depression at the Mayo Clinic. 

After taking a leave of absence from Congress early in the summer, Jackson Jr. later admitted that he suffered from bipolar disorder and had checked into the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment. Even after his admission, Jackson Jr. was the clear favorite for winning reelection.

In September, Jackson Jr. came back to Washington, D.C., and continued receiving treatment but did not return to Capitol Hill. More recently the Illinois congressman left Washington to begin receiving treatment again at the Mayo Clinic.

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In late October, Jackson Jr. released a robocall message to constituents asking them to continue to support him.