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Senate / Burris (Part I) #917253

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The scene yesterday when Illinois Senate designate Roland Burris showed up to take his seat shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Drew Griffin) The ties between Burris and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich examined; details given about the state records about contributions from Burris to Blagojevich's campaign, state contracts and a job for Patty Blagojevich and the charges against the governor. [Representative Jim DURKIN†- says Burris has to tell under oath how his interest in the seat came about in dealings with the governor.] [BURRIS - denies pay-for-play.] The difficulties in stopping this appointment discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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