Reporting with Natasha Korecki
A mild-mannered Johnston is testifying with his hands folded before him.
He just told jurors the 2008 racetrack bill -- which would extend a 2006 law that funneled subsidies from riverboat casinos to the struggling horse racing industry -- would bring $9,000 a day to his two racetracks -- once it went into effect.
Every day counted when it came to getting the bill signed.
Prosecutors show jurors a chart showing that in 2006, it took Blagojevich just one day to sign a similar bill.
Earlier, Johnston testified about a series of conversations he had with Lon Monk during which Monk asked him for campaign contributions.
Johnston did not commit to giving money and generally dodged the issue, he said.
I would generally try to deflect the conversation to another subject matter," he testified.