Reid Pressured Blagojevich On Obama Senate Seat

02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND LYNN SWEET Chicago Sun-Times

Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democrat Harry Reid made it clear who he didn't want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or Emil Jones.

Rather, Reid called Blagojevich to argue he appoint either state Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth or Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

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