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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. headed back to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

Jesse JacksJr. 2008. (Phoby Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. in 2008. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Updated: November 21, 2012 6:11AM



U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is heading back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — and was reportedly en route Friday evening.

A source said the decision was made to have the the South Shore Democrat return to the famed clinic, where he spent four weeks this summer for bipolar
depression. He had been staying at his home in Washington, D.C. since leaving Mayo.

A source who visited Jackson this week said, “Jesse wanted you to know he is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, who is within a short walking distance from his home, incredibly hard.”

The source added that Jackson is trying “to stay focused and calm to enhance his treatment and is just following doctor’s orders.”

Jackson, who is up for reelection next month, announced in June he was taking a leave for medical for “exhaustation.” It was later disclosed he is suffering from bipolar depression.



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