Lon Monk left Rod Blagojevich's employ in 2006. He went on to be a state lobbyist.
And boy did he cash in. Monk says his salary went up exponentially. In 2007, he made $750,000.
In 2008: "About a million."
Before that, Monk detailed the gubernatorial campaign, saying Blagojevich handily beat his opponents in fund-raising.
Rod Blagojevich's strategy was to "outwork" Judy Baar Topinka in the 2006 election, Monk said.
He outspent and out-raised Topinka in the campaign, Monk said. (Recall the "What's she thinking," commercials that blanketed the airwaves.)