Illinois Senator Rod Burris has now admitted that after Robert Blagovejich asked him to raise money for his brother Rod–apparently in connection with the Governor’s decision whom to appoint to Barack Obama’s Senate seat–Burris tried to do so. Burris says, however, that his efforts to put together a fundraiser for Blagojevich failed.
So Burris’ position now appears to be that there was no quid pro quo for his appointment because he was unable to come up with the quid.
Illinois Democrats, apparently trying to get ahead of the scandal curve, “have sent documents related to Burris’ testimony to a county prosecutor for review.”
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