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Blagojevich trial: Friends of Blagojevich finance director takes the stand

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Judge Zagel has called a one-hour lunch break.

Before he did, prosecutors called Kelly Glynn, finance director for Friends of Blagojevich from 2002 to 2004.

Glynn testified in the Tony Rezko trial about "bundlers" -- people who raise money for campaigns. Top fund-raisers for Blago in those years were Chris Kelly, Tony Rezko, John Wyma, Milan Petrovic and Paul Rosenfeld.

Setting the stage for more insight into Blago's obsession with campaign cash, prosecutors asked Glynn why it was so important to show high fund-raising numbers on public quarterly reports.

"It's similar to, 'I have the most friends in the classroom,'" Glynn said. "'I'm the presumed winner.'"

Court will reconvene at 1:30.

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