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Despite illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson on track for reelection

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., who is battling bipolar depression, has not campaigned and has been absent from the House since early June. But he is expected to be a shoo-in for reelection. CHICAGO — Battling mental illness and personal financial troubles, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is a heavy favorite for reelection Nov. 6 despite a surreal campaign from which he has been absent for almost …

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