Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Blago issues continue
Looks like the allegations directed at Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. weren’t solely related to an alleged attempt to purchase a Senate seat with campaign contributions:
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.”
But the congressman vowed to stay in office in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times report that a major political fund-raiser has told federal authorities that Jackson directed him to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment for Jackson to the U.S. Senate, to succeed President Obama.
Jackson didn’t address Nayak’s allegation involving payment for those flights, which could raise ethical questions under the U.S. House of Representatives’ gift ban act.
But Jackson acknowledged knowing [Giovana] Huidobro and that the relationship was something he an his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, have had to deal with.
Somebody wanted Jesse out of the Chicago mayoral race bad.