Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady today released the following statement in response to the Blagojevich trial verdict;
"The people of Illinois are grateful to the men and women of the jury for their hard work. While we hoped this decision would mark the end of an unfortunate chapter and put this embarrassing episode behind us, today's conviction of Rod Blagojevich for lying to federal law enforcement officials will likely result in further action in the pursuit of justice.
But one thing is clear - the people of Illinois are rightly frustrated about the unchecked power of politicians like Rod Blagojevich who put the special interests before taxpayers. This important election in November marks the single best opportunity in our lifetime to finally clean house in Springfield."