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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. lists DC townhouse

comp:0000505a2c75:0000000758:335d 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><div id="attachment_98379" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2034-O-St-NW-Washington-DC-20036/398183_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-98379" title="Jesse Jackson home" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/09/Jesse-Jackson-home1.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Maps</p></div> <p>Nothing happens inside the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/dc/">Washington, DC</a> Beltway without causing a fair share of suspicion or intrigue. That includes head-turning news that <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/15215291-418/jesse-jackson-jrs-fall-opponent-im-asking-him-to-campaign-or-resign.html">Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.</a> has listed his <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/Dupont-Circle-DC_rb/">Dupont Circle townhouse</a> for sale.</p> <p><a href="http://dc.blockshopper.com/property/00970804/2034_o_street_nw">Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, have owned</a> the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Victorian townhouse at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2034-O-St-NW-Washington-DC-20036/398183_zpid/">2034 O St NW, Washington, DC, 20036</a> since 2008. It was formerly a multi-family dwelling, but from the listing description, the property seems to have been rehabbed for maximum utility comfort of a high-profile DC politician.</p> <p>The 2,936-square-foot home boasts five levels of living space, including two kitchens, five fireplaces, a sun room and a rooftop deck with hot tub.</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2034-O-St-NW-Washington-DC-20036/398183_zpid/">Jackson&#8217;s home</a> is listed for $2.5 million, but it&#8217;s not the price that is already revving the chattering class into high gear. The real question surrounding this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/">real estate</a> listing: What does the home&#8217;s potential sale mean for Jackson&#8217;s political career?</p> <div id="attachment_98359" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 310px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/09/jesse-jackson-jr..png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-98359" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/09/jesse-jackson-jr.-300x168.png" alt="" width="300" height="168" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">While being treated for bipolar disorder this summer, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., right, got a visit from former Rep. Patrick Kennedy. Source: NBC News</p></div> <p>The home was listed hours after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/jesse-jackson-jr-home_n_1866020.html">Jackson&#8217;s Sept. 7 release from the hospital </a>following months of concern and speculation about what forces led to his absence from the political arena.</p> <p>In June, the Illinois Democrat was first noticed for missed congressional duties, including his absence from votes on the House floor. Two months later, it was finally disclosed that Jackson was hospitalized in the Mayo Clinic for treatment of bipolar disorder and gastric complications.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Jackson&#8217;s opponent in the November election called on Jackson to suspend his campaign or resign his congressional seat.</p> <p>Jackson&#8217;s emotional and physical meltdown followed years of high-wire political intrigue surrounding his well-publicized push to become the next U.S. senator from Illinois. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/us/for-a-soaring-political-career-uncertain-turns.html?pagewanted=all">The son of activist Jesse Jackson was on the fast track </a>and in the thick of national-level political maneuvering in Chicago<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/us/for-a-soaring-political-career-uncertain-turns.html?pagewanted=all">,</a> where former <a href="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/09/11/only-chicago">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a> was essentially in charge of appointing Barack Obama&#8217;s Senate replacement.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-09-11/vacation-homes-of-romney-and-obama/">Vacation Homes of Romney and Obama</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-09-04/homes-of-mitt-romney-and-barack-obama/">Homes of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-01-24/mitt-romneys-6-homes/">Mitt Romney&#8217;s 6 Homes</a></li> </ul> </div>
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