By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) Rod Blagojevich is officially out of appeals. An appeal that asked the high court to reject Blago’s appeal of his corruption convictions was denied on Monday. The justices denied the appeal without comment.
Back on March 28th, the court initially turned down Blagojevich’s appeal. The former governor challenged an appeals court ruling that said he crossed the line when he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Blago argued that circumstances in his case changed, because prosecutors declined to retry him on five counts that were tossed out by a federal appeals court.
By Nick Gale, WLS-AM news
(CHICAGO) Ted Cruz is stumping in Illinois today.
Speaking in Rockford, Cruz said voters can’t trust Donald Trump and brought up ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is still serving time for political corruption.
“Donald Trump gave $7,000 to Rod Blagojevich. That’s a fairly remarkable legacy for a Republican candidate for president,” Cruz said. “He gave $12,500 to the Democratic Party of Cook County.”
Cruz is also making stops in Peoria, Decatur, Springfield and Glen Ellyn.
Cruz has been casting Trump as a hypocrite for weeks, noting his past donations to Democrats including Hillary Clinton, but Cruz also says he will support Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee.
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