By: Crispin Havener
Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned his congressional seat.
In his letter of resignation to the House Speaker, Jackson Jr. said he had made "His share of mistakes", and that his constituents "Deserve a full-time legislator in Washington."
Jackson has been away from Congress since June while battling mental illness He has also been under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds.
A special election for his seat will be held sometime early next year.