Posted on November 15, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants Disability Pay, Report Says

Kevin Cirilli, Politico, November 15, 2012

As a federal investigation into his alleged campaign finance misconduct continues, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is willing to give up his congressional seat provided he also receives a disability package upon leaving, according to a new report.

The disability package might be his only source of income, Chicago Fox affiliate reported Wednesday night citing unnamed sources. {snip}

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Jackson is no longer a patient at the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn., hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Last week, reports surfaced that Jackson was in plea talks with federal authorities in connection with allegedly using campaign money to furnish his home and buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.


Jackson was reelected last week in a landslide.