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Rod Blagojevich Trial Day 21: Jesse Jackson Jr. and fund-raising

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At one time Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was running a campaign aimed at then Gov. Blagojevich to get appointed to the Senate seat Barack Obama was vacating upon his election to the White House. Jurors--and the public--learned for the first time at Day 20 of Blagojevich's federal criminal corruption trial about how Jackson was at a meeting where one of his supporters and fund-raisers--who also raised money for other Democratic figures--offered to raise $1 million for Blagojevich in return for the Jackson appointment.

Sun-Times federal court reporter Natasha Korecki has a recap of Day 20 and a look ahead at Day 21

Keep up with the Blagojevich trial at the Sun-Times Blago Blog.

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