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Jesse Jackson Cooperated With Investigation

CHICAGO -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a.k.a. Senate Candidate 5 in the complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has shared information about public corruption with the U.S. attorney’s office for at least five years, the congressman’s spokesman, Kenneth Edmonds, said.

Edmonds declined to elaborate on the kind of information Jackson has shared.

Edmonds faced questions about Jackson’s relationship with the feds after Chicago’s WLS-TV reported unidentified sources saying that Jackson told the feds that Blagojevich refused to appoint Jackson's wife as state lottery director because the congressman wouldn't donate $25,000 to the governor's campaign fund.

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