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Former Blagojevich Lawyer Running for Attorney General

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One of the defense attorneys for former Governor Rod Blagojevich is running for Illinois attorney general.

  

Aaron Goldstein says his role during the Blagojevich trials should not be a campaign issue - that everyone charged with a crime deserves an attorney.

"It gave me a front-row seat into the underbelly of Illinois and the issues of corruption and really an important issue for me as attorney general would be holding people accountable, to making sure we root out corruption."

Goldstein won election last year as a Democratic party leader, beating Blagojevich’s father-in-law, longtime former alderman Dick Mell.