Democratic former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked Roland Burris to contribute or help raise up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Burris was named a U.S. senator on December 30, according to a Burris spokesman.
Also, in an affidavit written by Burris and obtained by CNN, Burris said Blagojevich's brother Rob called him after the November elections to ask him to raise funds. The affidavit did not specify a dollar amount.
Burris said he refused to contribute to Blagojevich or to assist in fundraising for him. Read full article »