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Rev Jackson: US Rep Son Has No Plans To Retire

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CHICAGO (AP)- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son has no plans to step down from the U.S. House, but offered no timeline for the Chicago Democrat’s recovery.

The civil rights leader says he’s visited Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

The younger Jackson has been seeking medical treatment since June 10. His wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he collapsed that day and has since been “debilitated by depression.”

Jackson has been on medical leave for nearly eight weeks. His office has released little information and only revealed his whereabouts recently, when Jackson was transferred to Mayo.

According to the Sun-Times the elder Jackson made the comments to reporters on Saturday after his weekly broadcast connected to his advocacy group.

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