Rod Blagojevich, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been taken into custody on charges of seeking bribes in exchange for an appointment to the Senate (among other allegations) fundamentally reshapes the Illinois political landscape.

The impact of Blagojevich's arrest is far-reaching, with tentacles into the Senate, governor's mansion and the national political scene.

The most obvious fallout is in the race for the seat vacated earlier this month by President-elect Barack Obama. Under state law, Blagojevich is given total authority to replace Obama
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State of Illinois - Rod Blagojevich, Governor. ... SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Rod R . Blagojevich today announced that the Illinois Comprehensive Insurance ...