"I think I could beat the president running for governor in Illinois today," Brady, a state senator, said during a visit to Washington this week, pointing to Obama's record on government spending.
Brady, who used to play poker with Obama during their overlap in the state Senate, joked: "I used to say I enjoyed taking his money, but now I think he's taking mine."
With the high-profile corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich unfolding as a backdrop for this year's governor's race, Brady even suggested the president might want to avoid spending too much time in the same state as now-disgraced political operators he was once close to, such as indicted real estate developer and Democratic fundraiser Tony Rezko.
Said Brady: "How close does he want to be to his buddy Tony when he's on the witness stand?"
The Chicago Way is on trial. [Who is Joseph Aramanda]
One of Rod Blagojevich's defense lawyers just took great pains to make sure Joseph Aramanda said who else was at Tony Rezko's mansion the day he met Rod Blagojevich.It was a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, attorney Michael Gillespie said.
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