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Rep Jackson puts townhouse on market

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:16:54 CDT
By: AP

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is selling his Washington house, in part, to help pay for health care costs. A statement from Jackson spokesman Rick Bryant says that the congressman and his wife are grappling with soaring healthcare costs and are selling their residence to help defray costs of their obligations. The 47-year-old Chicago Democrat has been on a three-month leave of absence and underwent treatment for bipolar disorder. He was released from Minnesota's Mayo Clinic earlier this month and returned to Washington with his family. There is no word on when he might return to work. Jackson's Victorian-style townhouse was put on the market Sept. 8. The listing says it has four bedrooms, five fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, a sun room and a rooftop deck with a Jacuzzi. It notes the sellers need to find a home of choice.

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