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Illinois GOP raising money off Blagojevich trial: Marketing Blago products

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The Illinois Republican Party is using the Blagojevich trial to raise money, debuting a product line--shirts, magnets, mugs, tote bages, dog ware, etc.--on Thursday to sell to the public at The catch for souvenir hunters: your purchase is really a donation to the Illinois Republican Party and could be reported on financial disclosure reports.

From the party: "The Illinois Republican Party has launched a full line of shirts, hats, mugs and other memorabilia which feature a caricature of former Governor Rod Blagojevich blow-drying his hair along with an elephant in the background who's pulling the plug on the hair dryer.

"The words, "Unplug the Machine," offer a not-so-subtle jab at Blagojevich and the Illinois Democratic Party, often referred to as "the machine."

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