Illinois Senator Roland Burris to Rob Blagojevich, brother of then-Governor Rod Blagojevich, in a phone conversation taped by federal investigators, November 13, 2008:
"I will personally do something. And it'll be done before the 15th of December. And tell Rod to keep me in mind for that seat, would ya?"
In the context of the conversation, "do something" can safely be inferred to mean "write a check."
Burriss denied under oath on January 5 that he had any discussions about the Senate seat with Blagojevich or any of his representatives.