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Jesse Jackson Jr. spotted in D.C., says he’s ‘not well’

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For the first time in four months, there has been a sighting of Jesse Jackson Jr.

The congressman was outside his Washington D.C. home Tuesday morning when a reporter and photographer saw him outside his million dollar home that is up for sale.

Pictures from thedaily.com show Jackson walking down the stairs smoking a cigar. The Daily reporter Mark Sticherz was the only person to talk to Jackson who said that he was either picking his children up from school or going to get them. In the three minute interview, Sticherz said Jackson seemed stressed, he never smiled, and he made very little eye contact.

"He was weary," said Sticherz. "Sounded like he didn't want to talk with me."

Close family sources tell Fox Chicago that the congressman met with federal agents "months" before he checked into the Mayo Clinic, where he has been on medical leave since June being treated for bi-polar disorder.

Federal investigators are also looking into possible misuse of campaign funds to pay for a home remodeling job at his five-level, four bedroom home in Washington's upscale Dupont Circle. A source told Fox Chicago that the money in question is somewhere around $20,000.

Jackson didn't talk about the allegations of misused funds---he just kept telling the reporter that he isn't doing well "mentally". Jackson's mental stability has being questioned, though he's still under a doctor's care.

"My second question to him, 'How are you doing congressman?" he said 'not well.' He was sitting in this plump cushion seat next to his dad and he had kind of a scowl on his face, as if he really didn't want to talk too long," Sticherz told Fox Chicago. "Although, he did want to point out that when our photographer at The Daily snapped pictures of him, that he wasn't loafing around, that he was picking up his kids from school."

There are two federal investigations going on with the congressman at the center and with less than three weeks to the election, some of his constituents and his congressional opponents in the second district say it's time to talk.

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