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Patrick Kennedy visits Jesse Jackson Jr. at Mayo Clinic

Thursday, August 16, 2012
In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photo provided by the office of former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Kennedy, left, meets with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Jackson is in a deep depression and has a lot of work ahead of him on the road to recovery, Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. (AP Photo/Office of Patrick J. Kennedy)

In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photo provided by the office of former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Kennedy, left, meets with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Jackson is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. (AP Photo/Office of Patrick J. Kennedy)

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ABC 7 has learned that former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has visited Jesse Jackson Junior at the Mayo Clinic.

The former Rhode Island congressman met with Jackson Thursday at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Congressman Jackson is undergoing treatment for bipolar two depression. He has been on a leave of absence from Congress since June 10. His office initially said that he was being treated for "exhaustion."

Statement by Sandi Jackson on Patrick Kennedy's visit:

"My husband is grateful for his friendship. He and Jesse have a long history in Congress together."

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