Felon Rod Blagojevich Sues For Right To Run For Office

Politico reports:

Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois.

Before filing the lawsuit, an unapologetic Blagojevich addressed reporters outside the same federal courthouse in Chicago where he was convicted, declaring: “I’m back.” He said he hasn’t decided, however, if he will seek to run for anything if he succeeds in eliminating the legal hurdles to doing so.

Then-President Donald Trump freed Blagojevich in February 2020 after he had served eight years of a 14-year sentence, including for trying to sell an appointment to Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat for campaign cash.

Read the full article. The 2010, Blagojevich competed on The Celebrity Apprentice and was fired by Trump in the season’s fourth episode. Blagojevich has said that he is now a “Trumpocrat.”