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  Jesse Jackson Jr.: I Am Not Target Of Investigation; Attorney Says Congressman is 'Candidate 5'
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Last EditedGerald Farinas  Dec 10, 2008 10:27pm
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News DateThursday, December 11, 2008 04:25:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he is not a target of the federal investigation that led to this week's arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

A lawyer for Jackson acknowledged that the Illinois Democrat is Senate "Candidate 5" in the 76-page federal complaint filed against Blagojevich. Wiretapped conversations suggested Blagojevich felt the candidate would raise campaign money for him in exchange for being appointed to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
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