The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.A statement from the office of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. • Regarding the congressman’s condition, which has been shrouded in secrecy since he took leave from office a month ago. Jackson’s medical leave wasn’t announced until weeks after he left, and his condition has been described using vague wording ever since, causing an outcry from other representatives asking for information. “Mood disorder” is as specific as they’ve gotten.
Republicans probably aren’t going to like this ad, wherein the son of two proud Republicans “comes out” as a Democrat (much to his parent’s horror). Nevertheless, it’s a significant enough departure from most political ads that we think it warrants mentioning. While it was put out by Ryan Combe, a Democrat running for Congress in Utah, it’s less an ad for Combe—who makes but a brief appearance at the end—and more an ad for the Democratic party in general. Utah is an extremely Republican state, and Combe’s thinking seems to be that there are plenty of potential Democratic voters who, were they more educated on the party’s platform, would happily help elect more Democrats. Will it work? Who knows, but it’s at least a new approach. source
That’s approximately seven times what his primary competitors raised during the same period…combined. Tom Barrett, Democratic mayor of Milkwaukee, reported that his campaign has raised $831,508 since he announced his candidacy on March 30. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk’s campaign reported that she has raised $977,059 since joining the race on January 17. Outside analysts expect upwards of $60 million to be spent on the Wisconsin recall in total. source