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Edwin Eisendrath on #Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

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Edwin Eisendrath ran against then Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial primary when Blagojevich was seeking a second term. On Wednesday, after Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on criminal corruption charges, Eisendrath said in a statement, "We should not be focusing on another governor going to jail. Instead we should be doing all we can to strengthen our democracy. Voters deserve a chance to elect people who will work for us rather than for themselves.

"Money and a lack of political courage reelected Mr. Blagojevich despite knowing at the time he was corrupt: Only strengthening our democracy will afford us the chance to elect the leaders we need and to afford those in office the chance to do what must be done."

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