Jesse Jackson released from hospital after food poisoning

The Associated Press is reporting that 66-year-old civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was released from a Chicago hospital late Friday morning after developing food poisoning while conducting voter registration activities in Ohio and Georgia on Wednesday.

Jackson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from his bedside yesterday that he had not been able to pin down where he became ill.

“Two days ago I began to feel stomach anxiety and pain and by yesterday it was very intense,” he said.

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