Blago is 'serious' about political comeback

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Sunday, August 22, 2010; 11:11 AM

By Matt DeLong After a jury deadlocked on 23 of 24 federal charges related to corruption last week, former governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) said he is "serious" about attempting a return to politics if a new trial fails to convict him on corruption charges. "If you're asking me, do I believe that there's a potential political comeback in the future, when I'm vindicated, absolutely I do," Blagojevich said on "Fox News Sunday." Blagojevich denied reports that he charged $80 for photos taken with him at the Chicago Comic Con this weekend, insisting instead that he gave them away for free. However, he said, he charged $50 for autographs because he had to make a living to support his family and accused federal prosecutors of "squeezing" him financially to force him to give up and admit to things he didn't do. He called the event "a way to get out among Rod Blagojevich - Political corruption - Jury - Politics - Trial


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