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What's next for Blagojevich? He stays put?

Tribune Reporter

The possible scenarios:
He quits | | He's removed | He stays | Special election

Office implosion? On Wednesday, Blagojevich dealt with the resignation of a deputy governor who sources say was mentioned in court documents. Co-defendant John Harris, the governor's chief of staff, stayed away.

Senate seat in play: Blagojevich still could appoint someone to U.S. Senate, but Washington leaders may refuse to seat the pick. Who would even accept the offer?

Lingering questions: Can a governor who loves controversy withstand the pressure to go home? Or does Blagojevich, who authorities say complained of financial pressures, want to keep his salary of $177,412 flowing?

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