U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-Chicago) has put his Washington, D.C. townhouse up for sale, citing the need to pay medical bills for the treatment of bipolar disorder. The townhouse being put on the market is the latest news in an ongoing saga surrounding Jackson, who has checked out of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, but continues a leave of absence from Congress that began June 10.
It also reignites legitimate questions about whether Jackson will resign from his position and who will represent Illinois' 2nd district. Before his leave of absence, the 17-year veteran lawmaker was expected to easily win re-election in the district. Jackson's opponents are calling on the congressman to either campaign or resign, with Republican opponent Brian Woodworth telling the Sun-Times that he expects Jackson to step down.
UPDATE (12:32 p.m.): According to Zillow, Jackson Jr.'s home was removed from the market as of today. According to ElisonProperties.com/Resh Realty Group, the home was on the market for 11 days and was apparently withdrawn yesterday. Real estate web site Curbed DC is also reporting that the congressman's D.C. home has been withdrawn from the market.