When Alexi Reached Out to Blago
I realize Mark Kirk has suffered a great deal of self-inflicted damage in his bid for Senate in Illinois, but if you can’t beat a Democrat who called Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff about that appointment to that Senate seat, you can’t beat anybody.
In the same call, Harris is overheard talking about getting a message from Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.
“So Alexi called me. He wanted to have a discussion about the Senate seat,” John Harris is heard telling Blagojevich. “I imagine he’ll tell me . . . Barack wants Valerie.”
Blagojevich: “Listen to me, don’t see him today. Just . . . let’s run the clock now.”