POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Home Sellers Dispute Claim That Obama Got Discounted Price Through Rezko

The couple who sold Barack Obama his Chicago home said the Illinois senator's $1.65 million bid "was the best offer'' and they didn't cut their asking price because a campaign donor bought their adjacent land, according to e-mails between Obama's presidential campaign and the seller.

The Illinois senator has said he made a "boneheaded'' move in involving contributor Antoin "Tony'' Rezko, a Chicago businessman, in the purchase of the property on June 15, 2005.

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