CHICAGO (AP) — A Mayo Clinic spokesman says Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has returned to the Minnesota hospital for an evaluation.
The Democrat was released from the hospital last month after inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues.
The clinic confirmed Tuesday that Jackson was back at the facility for a follow-up evaluation "to ensure he is on the path to properly manage his health."
The congressman's father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, says the evaluation may lead to a longer stay. Congressional colleagues who visited him Monday say he was preparing for a longer visit.
Jackson quietly took medical leave in June. His staff has released few details and hasn't said when he'll return to work.
Jackson is facing re-election in November, though he hasn't made a public appearance in months.