Tag Archives: scandals

How much is a U.S. Senate seat worth?

With allegations that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. or a surrogate obstensively operating on his behalf, offered the Democratic Governor of Illinois $1 Million dollars to be appointed to fill Obama’s vacant senate seat, the question must arise.  How much is a U.S. Senate Seat worth?  Is $1 Million dollars a “fair price”? Club for Growth runs some numbers. First, Senators…

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The (Surprising) Positives about Blagojevich’s Arrest

Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican

http://rockefellerconservative… The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich this week has brought the idea of political corruption to the forefront. Many Republicans are certainly smiling with glee as they were largely chased out of office in 2006 & 2008 by the “culture of corruption” tagline. To be sure the title was somewhat deserved as Larry…

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ABC: Jesse Jackson Jr. Offered $1,000,000 Bribe for Senate Seat

Sources Say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Is ‘Senate Candidate No. 5’ Feds Plan to Interview Chicago Congressman as Part of Blagojevich Probe By BRIAN ROSS

Dec. 10, 2008 Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate No. 5” whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate,…

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Democrat Governor Arrested

(WOW – promoted by EaBo Clipper) http://www.wrex.com/Global/sto… CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Chicago have arrested Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal charges. Isn’t Gov. Blagojevich a key supporter to Obama?  What a surprise another close political friend of Obama to go away in cuffs. Change we can believe in.   Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko awaits sentencing on a federal corruption…

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