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Feds: Illinois Governor put Obama’s Senate seat up for sale

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Here's the summary from Congress Daily (subscription only):

Federal prosecutors say Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich engaged in a "staggering" conspiracy to sell or trade the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama in return for jobs and other personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti. Blogojevich and Chief of Staff John Harris were arrested this morning. A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat. "I want to make money," the affidavit quotes the governor as saying. U.S. Attorney ...

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