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  Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery deepens
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Last EditedAJ  Jul 11, 2012 06:16pm
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AuthorJohn Bresnahan and Jake Sherman
News DateWednesday, July 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe mystery surrounding Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. deepened on Tuesday as speculation swirled around the Illinois Democrat’s health and political future.

Democratic sources say Jackson — who has not been on Capitol Hill since June 10 — may not return to the House until after the August congressional recess.


But the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., in an interview with POLITICO, pushed back on an unconfirmed report that his 47-year-old son attempted suicide.

The elder Jackson was responding to a “rumor” broadcast by an Illinois radio station Tuesday. WLS of Chicago cited “two high-ranking people on the Democratic side of the aisle, in both fundraising and in the legislative branch,” as the source of this information, none of which had been confirmed with Jackson’s office or family.
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