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Netsch: Blagojevich 'Should Think About Going Elsewhere'

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A former Illinois comptroller and state senator who once ran for governor has some advice for Governor Rod Blagojevich. Dawn Clark Netsch says Blagojevich has hurt the state through his “dysfunctional” government.

NETSCH: If he really treasures the state and its good name and the people he was elected to represent, he’s got to sit down and do some serious soul searching about whether he is not causing so much of a problem for the state that he is, that he should think about going elsewhere.

Netsch says a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama is a good idea. She says anyone appointed to the position by Blagojevich would serve under a “dark cloud.”

The governor was charged in a criminal complaint Tuesday. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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