Jackson Jr. back in Washington DC

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has left the Mayo Clinic, where he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder, and is back in Washington D.C.

Rick Bryant, Jackson's chief of staff, confirmed Friday to The Hill that the Illinois congressman had left the hospital and is now back in Washington with his family.

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"He is at home in D.C. convalescing with his wife and children. We hope to see him back to work on Monday," Bryant wrote in an email.

Bryant did not respond to questions about whether the congressman is still receiving treatment.

Congress returns from recess on Monday.

Jackson had taken a leave of absence from Congress in early June. Initially his office said Jackson was receiving treatment for exhaustion.

The office later disclosed that the congressman was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder at a facility in Tucson, Ariz.  In late July, Jackson was admitted for treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

In mid-August the clinic said Jackson "was responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength."

Friends and family who visited Jackson reiterated the clinic's statement but added that he still seemed to have a long way to go to recovery.