FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. With the Nov. 6, 2012 elect

 

              FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. With the Nov. 6, 2012 elect
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. With the Nov. 6, 2012 election just three weeks away, the unflattering news about U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., has reached a point that would send most politicians into full crisis communications mode. Yet the Jackson camp maintains the same, often baffling approach to both the media and the voters he is asking to re-elect him to a ninth term: virtual silence. Jackson has kept quiet and out of sight as he convalesces at his Washington home following a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)