"I am humbled and moved by the support shown today," Jackson wrote in a statement. "Every day, I think about your needs and concerns. Once the Doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts. I continue to feel better every day and look forward to serving you."
The Associated Press projects that former GOP Presidential nominee Michele Bachmann will win her contested House race in Minnesota's 6th district against Democrat Jim Graves.
Following another bitter defeat, Pelosi must now decide what her future holds. Aides insist that she will serve out her term in the 113th Congress, but it is premature to say whether she will try to keep her position atop the Democratic Caucus.
"Nobody knows what she wants to do. It's up to her," one House Democratic leadership aide said today. "She has it as long as she wants."
The House returns to session November 13.