Blagojevich arrested

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) was arrested on federal charges today. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald calls the charges of pay-to-play politics "staggering."

There are lots of things in this indictment. He allegedly try to sell a Senate seat and also kept a favored list of contractors he'd dole out money to if they gave money to him.

From The Tribune:

Blagojevich also was alleged to be using a favors list, made up largely of individuals and firms that have state contracts or received taxpayer benefits, from which to conduct a $2.5 million fundraising drive before year's end when a new tougher law on campaign donations, prompted by the governor's voracious fundraising, would take effect.

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