Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) — being treated for bipolar disorder and depression and headed back to the hospital — sent out an automated phone call to voters in his congressional district pleading for patience 17 days before the election, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Said Jackson in the robo call: “Like many human beings a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through. I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all.”
He added that he is “anxious to return to work on your behalf” but it is against “medical advice” for him to do so.
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire