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Jackson Jr. Denies Corruption Charges

Aftershocks from the Rod Blagojevich-Obama Senate seat affair are still rocking Chicago, where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has just proclaimed his. Jackson—like Obama’s replacement, the embattled Roland Burris—is being investigated for allegedly attempts to buy his way into the U.S. Senate. Jackson addressed the matter for the first time today, saying he’s “done nothing wrong” and is “eager to answer any questions and provide any information...about my actions related to last year’s vacant Senate seat.” The Office of Congressional Ethics has requested documents, emails, and other correspondence from Jackson’s entourage, as well as several people involved in the Blago bungle.