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Roland Burris admits to money raising attempt

2009-02-19 05:44:53 GMT2009-02-19 13:44:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

U.S. Senator-designate Roland Burris (D-IL) speaks at a news conference in Chicago January 12, 2009. U.S. In the latest in a series of shifting accounts of his conduct, Sen. Roland W. Burris told reporters that he tried to raise money for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the same time he was asking Blagojevich to appoint him to the Senate.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. Senator-designate Roland Burris (D-IL) leaves a news conference in Chicago January 12, 2009. In the latest in a series of shifting accounts of his conduct, Sen. Roland W. Burris told reporters that he tried to raise money for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the same time he was asking Blagojevich to appoint him to the Senate. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich walks into a news conference to announce former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as his choice to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois in this December 30, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Pat Quinn (R), former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, takes the oath of office of Governor given by Appellate Judge Anne Burke (L) while son Pat Quinn IV looks on during a swearing-in ceremony in the House chambers at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois Jan. 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Workers install a picture and nameplate of Pat Quinn, former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, as governor at the entrance to the State Capitol shortly after Rod Blagojevich was removed from office by the Illinois Senate in Springfield, Illinois Jan. 29, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. Senator-designate Roland Burris (D-IL) speaks at a news conference in Chicago January 12, 2009. U.S. In the latest in a series of shifting accounts of his conduct, Sen. Roland W. Burris told reporters that he tried to raise money for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the same time he was asking Blagojevich to appoint him to the Senate.

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