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Tonight there are new calls for Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, a day after he was arrested on federal corruption charges. President-elect Barack Obama is pushing for him to step down. And, so are all 50 Senate Democrats on Captiol Hill. They also don't want Blagojevich to appoint anyone to Obama's now vacant Senate seat. After all, the governor is accused of trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder.
The other reveleation today came from a law enforcement official who confirmed that the person indentified in the 76-page FBI affidavit is Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior, D-Illiniois.
In the affidavit, Candidate 5 is the only one Blagojevich claimed discussed through an emissary about the possibility of raising money for the governor in exchange for the Senate seat.
But in a news conference today, Jackson denied any wrongdoing in the scandal.
"I did not initiate or authorize anyone at any time to promise anything to Govenor Blagojevich on my behalf. I never sent a message or an emissary to the governor to make an offer, to plead my case or to propose deal about a U.S. Senate seat. Period," said Jackson.
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