Illinois' governor said through his spokesman yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is guilty of a conflict of interest in that Reid telephoned him in early December to discuss the seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Lucio Guerrero, spokesman for Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, said he didn't know firsthand which candidates the Nevada Democrat supported during the call, but he said that Reid's candidates did not include former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris, whom the governor picked for Obama's seat. Senate leaders have vowed to oppose the appointment.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Blagojevich says Reid has conflict of interest
Not sure what the conflict was but Reid set himself up for a knockout for sure here.