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Blagojevich: Will Fight til 'Last Breath'

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Blagojevich: Will Fight til 'Last Breath'

Rod Blagojevich delivers a statement to the press in Chicago Friday, December 19, 2008. (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and plans to stay on the job. In his first substantial statement since his arrest on corruption charges last week, Blagojevich says he will fight until he takes his “last breath.”

Prosecutors have accused Blagojevich of, among other things, trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.The Democratic governor says he intends to “answer every
allegation in a court of law.” And he says he’ll be vindicated because he has “personal knowledge that I have not done anything wrong.”

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