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(Chicago Tribune) — Secret recordings of then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking about what he could get in return for a U.S. Senateappointment show that as the federal authorities closed in, there was just one contender he thought he could get a deal with — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Though he isn’t charged and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, Jackson has suffered more collateral damage than any other politician so far in the former governor’s political corruption trial. And when the trial is finished, Jackson faces the resumption of a House ethics probe into his actions.

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