Jesse Jackson Jr. Told Investigators Blagojevich Sought Gift in Exchange for a Job for Jackson’s Wife

CHICAGO. Dec. 16 — Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) told federal investigators that Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked for a $25,000 campaign contribution during Blagojevich’s 2002 run for governor and may have exacted retribution when the money did not arrive, a political source close to Jackson said…