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Small Group Visits Blagojevich's Office to Support Governor

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Small Group Visits Blagojevich's Office to Support Governor

Blagojevich supporters say a prayer. (WBEZ/Mike Rhee)

Not everyone’s upset with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich these days. A small group gathered outside the governor’s office in downtown Chicago Wednesday to defend him and say a prayer.

About a dozen people gathered in the lobby of the Thompson Center. They had with them a portrait of the Virgin Mary. Teresa Bucio stood alongside her younger brother, Jeffrey. She says the governor’s health care plan for children allowed Jeffrey to get a badly needed kidney transplant.

BUCIO: It’s something amazing, you know, that we could get that help for him. And if we wouldn’t have had that help, well, he wouldn’t be standing here right now.

Bucio says the corruption allegations against the governor are “crazy.” But she says even if he’s found guilty, she’ll respect him.

BUCIO: I would still think that he helped a lot of people, you know. He’s a good guy.

The group later knelt down on the lobby floor and said a prayer for the governor and his family.

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