Report: Jackson would raise $5 million for Blago

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) was ready to raise $5 million in campaign contributions for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) if the governor appointed Jackson to the Senate, the Chicago Sun-Times reports today.

Raghuveer Nayak, a Jackson fundraiser, approached Robert Blagojevich, the governor’s brother, at an October 31 event and informed him of the offer:

At some point, signals were crossed in communicating the dollar amounts, though, leaving Rod Blagojevich to believe, according to the criminal complaint against him, that he would be paid $1.5 million should he appoint Jackson to fill Obama

Tags Employment Relation Governor of Illinois Illinois Indictment Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson, Jr. Person Career Person Communication Rod Blagojevich Rod Blagojevich controversies Rod Blagojevich corruption charges United States Department of Justice Video game censorship

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