Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Mayo Clinic

By Ward Room Staff
|  Friday, Sep 7, 2012  |  Updated 5:31 PM EDT
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Courtesy Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy meets with Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.

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Embattled and ill (D-Ill.) congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to Washington D.C. Friday after nearly three months away from his job.

"I have just learned that Congressman Jackson is at home in DC with his wife and family convalescing," communications director Frank Watkins said Friday.

Jackson Jr., 47, suddenly left his post as Illinois' second district representative on June 10 and checked into an Arizona substance abuse clinic.

About a month later he checked into the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression.

It's not clear when Jackson Jr. checked out of the clinic. Doctors there would not give specifics and referred all questions to his congressional office.

Jackson Jr. faces a reelection battle this November.

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