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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Further Illinois Corruption-- Jesse Jackson, Jr.
And even though it looked like it couldn't get any worse, it appears that another politician will be felled thanks to the immense swamp of corruption that is currently called Illinois. It appears that
one of the parties looking to
President-Elect Barack Obama's Senate seat is not only of a famous lineage, but is a Congressman as well.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., represents one of Illinois' Congressional District, and according to reports, was willing to
spend up to one million dollars
to bribe Blagojevich into letting him have the Senate seat. Jackson must have felt that he couldn't have won the seat fair and square, and had to stoop to infernal corruption.
Not only that, but Jackson was willing to play ball in Chicago-style
quid pro quo
If Blagojevich ran for re-election, Senate Candidate 5 would "raise money" for the campaign, the affidavit alleges.
"Blagojevich said he might 'get some (money) up front, maybe' from Senate Candidate5 to insure Senate Candidate 5 kept his promise about raising money for Rod Blagojevich. (In a recorded conversation on October 31, 2008, Rod Blagojevich described an earlier approach by an associate of Senate Candidate Five as follows: 'We were approached "pay to play." That, you know, he'd raise me 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him (Senate Candidate 5) a senator.')," the affidavit reads.
Corruption in Illinois? Never.
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