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Blago list: The deal with Cheryle Jackson's "bounced check"

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Former Rod Blagojevich spokeswoman Cheryle Jackson's name is on a fund-raising list that the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about this weekend.
But at the point when the document was produced -- the most recent version was Dec. 3 -- she was not considering making a bid for Obama's former seat, a spokesman said.
After Blagojevich's arrest and his appointment of Roland Burris, Jackson began contemplating the idea.
A notation next to her name noting a desire by the Blagojevich campaign to contact her about a $750 "bounced check." But a spokesman said that reference incorrectly reflected an effort by her to cancel payment on the check because it was drawn from an account she shared with her husband, who at that time was a state employee.
Jackson did meet Nov. 26 with Blagojevich's former chief of staff, John Harris, to discuss the Senate opening. But she was sent to the meeting by a group of ministers wanting to understand Blagojevich's thought process in selecting an Obama successor.
At no time during that meeting, the spokesman said, did Jackson indicate a personal interest in the Senate seat nor did Harris ask her if she was interested.
Jackson was not among those on the list who ultimately gave between July and December of last year.

-- Dave McKinney and Natasha Korecki

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