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Blago says he had a deal with the Madigans - Mike & Lisa need to answer if they did
On Tuesday morning’s Don Wade & Roma show on WLS Radio, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that there was a deal in the works in 2008 with House Speaker Mike Madigan to appoint his daughter, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the election of President Obama, in exchange for key legislation as well as for Speaker Madigan to oppose a state income tax hike that he later helped pass. (AUDIO BELOW)
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady called on both Mike and Lisa Madigan to publicly answer Blagojevich’s claims, particularly in light of the fact that Speaker Madigan played a major role in enacting the recent Illinois income tax increase, which passed the General Assembly by one vote (and which Madigan himself voted in favor of).
“If Speaker Madigan felt so passionately about raising the state income tax, was he really willing to throw it under the bus so his daughter could be appointed to the U.S. Senate?” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady.
Ironically, today is also Speaker Madigan’s 69th birthday, which the Illinois Republican Party is ‘celebrating’ with a video poking fun at Speaker Madigan’s 40 years in Springfield. (VIDEO BELOW)
“Here we have yet another example of why Mike Madigan has been in Springfield too long,” said Brady.
WLS RADIO - BLAGO AUDIO
HAPPY B-DAY, MIKE MADIGAN
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