Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fund-raiser: Jesse Jackson Jr. behind $6M Senate-seat scheme

Saw this from the Sun-Times this morning. The headline alone doesn't look good for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who has been mentioned as being interested in a Chicago mayoral bid next year.
Before he dined with [Giovana] Huidobro and Jackson on Oct. 8, 2008, [Raghuveer] Nayak said he had a critical conversation with the congressman about the seat while the two were alone. Nayak, also a former Blagojevich fund-raiser, said that Jackson asked him to tell Blagojevich that if the then-governor appointed Jackson to the U.S. Senate, Chicago's Indian community would raise $1 million for Blagojevich and -- after Jackson was appointed -- Jackson would raise $5 million for the then-governor.
Just last Friday, Jackson urged the feds to "bring it on" if they found any evidence of wrong doing. According to Rich Miller the last man to say that did that to him. I'm assuming he's referring to Rod Blagojevich (Ousted governor).

Remember that day, he was outside of a factory and he claimed he had sunshine over him. Then said go on ahead and record his conversations. Well they were and he got "pinched" the very next day.

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