Blagojevich’s Targets

The Chicago-Sun Times reports that some who may have been in contention for President Obama’s former Senate seat were on a fundraising list for ex-Gov. Blagojevich’s campaign.

The four were among about 150 people targeted for contributions by the Friends of Blagojevich campaign organization by the end of 2008, when a new Illinois law took effect that bans taking money from state contractors and appointees, the document shows.

Still, the list created by his campaign organization shows that, during the time he was deciding on a Senate replacement for Obama, Blagojevich targeted billionaire J.B. Pritzker, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Roland Burris, the man he ultimately appointed, to approach for contributions. All were reported to be under consideration for the Senate post.

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