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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:58 PM
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House to continue probe of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Source: LA Times

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it will continue to investigate whether Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or an emissary directed or knew of efforts to raise campaign cash for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for Jackson's appointment to the Senate in 2008.

In making the announcement, the panel released findings from an initial review by another office that found "probable cause" that Jackson either directed someone to offer to raise funds in exchange for the seat or knew such an offer would likely be made. Jackson was never named to the Senate.

Jackson, 46, a Chicago Democrat, has been under scrutiny after his allies reportedly offered at least $1.5 million in campaign cash to Blagojevich for the appointment.

The ethics panel also has been examining whether Jackson misused federal dollars allocated for personnel and office expenses by utilizing staff resources to mount a public campaign to secure the appointment.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-jackson-ethi...
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:36 PM
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1. ouch!
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:45 PM
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3. Welcome to DU! Sharpton and Jackson definitely tarnish the left.
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 09:45 PM by alp227
And both those guys even tried to run for president (Jackson 1984 and I think 1988, Sharpton 2004). As liberal as I am I wouldn't want either of those guys in power over the nation. There are plenty of other reasonable voices who can confront the continued less-than-Jim-Crow racism in this nation.
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 12:04 AM
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4. Public Service Ethics Education Online Proof of Participation Certificate.
Edited on Sat Dec-03-11 12:12 AM by earcandle
One has to have this certificate to run a campaign.  The
Ethics Committee is responsible for auditing the books
produced by the appointed certified treasurer of an electoral
campaign.  Take the test so you know what your leaders and
these commissions are paid for, and then check on them to be
sure they are following the rules of the law.
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