The Blagojevich Question: How Much Would You Pay for a Senate Seat?

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich thought he could make a killing, plus $150,000 for his wife.


Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich conspired to sell or trade President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, according to a 76-page FBI affidavit. The affidavit states that Blagojevich discussed milking the seat for money from nonprofits or pro-labor organizations or even an ambassadorship after he left office—in addition to attempting to get his wife $150,000. "I want to make money," the FBI investigators recorded him saying. How much would you pay for a U.S. senate seat? Post your thoughts.

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