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Congressmen Bobby L. Rush and Danny K. Davis visited Mr. Jackson at his Washington home Monday for about an hour.

Mr. Rush told the Associated Press they decided to visit after talking with Mr. Jackson’s family. Mr. Rush said Monday that Mr. Jackson was en route Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, which released him last month following treatment for bipolar disorder.

Mr. Jackson’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said Sunday his son would return to Mayo for a checkup but might stay longer.

A Mayo spokesman says Mr. Jackson isn’t a current patient.

Mr. Jackson hasn’t said when he’ll return to work. He faces re-election Nov. 6.

CAMPAIGN

Obama wins by landslide in youth online election

NEW YORK — It’s a landslide for President Obama — at least among people too young to vote.

Nickelodeon’s Linda Ellerbee said Monday that the president captured 65 percent of the vote to beat Republican Mitt Romney in the network’s “Kids Pick the President” vote. More than 520,000 people cast online ballots through the children’s network’s website over one week earlier this month.

Since the poll began in 1988, the children have presaged the adults’ vote all but once, when more youngsters voted for John F. Kerry over George W. Bush in 2004.

Mr. Obama answered questions submitted by Nickelodeon viewers for a special earlier this month. Mr. Romney didn’t participate.

MISSOURI

Akin aide uses profanity in shot at McCaskill

FESTUS — An aide to W. Todd Akin on Monday used a profanity in a tweet to extend the GOP Senate hopeful’s weekend analogy comparing Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill to a “dog” who fetches problems from Washington. Meanwhile, Mrs. McCaskill launched a campaign tour with a series of small-town stops aimed at improving her showing in rural Missouri.

The PoliticMo.com website recorded Mr. Akin’s comments at a Saturday night fundraiser.

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