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A shocker in Illinois - the Governor is arrested!

A shocker in Illinois - the Governor is arrested!



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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested this morning on federal corruption charges. The U.S. attorney's office says the Democratic governor and his chief of staff, John Harris, are accused of soliciting bribes and committing wire fraud. "The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says. "They allege that Blagojevich put a 'for sale' sign on the naming of a United States Senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism."

A shocker in Illinois - the Governor is arrested!

**Romney in '12?**
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A shocker in Illinois - the Governor is arrested!

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