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Newspaper: Blagojevich Layoffs Might Target GOP


Springfield, Ill. – The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. reports that Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration seems to be sparing Democrats from some layoffs.

The paper got a hold of a list of people being laid off at the Department of Transportation. It looked into 24 fired workers and found 22 of them voted Republican in recent primary elections. The other two didn't vote.

But a spokesman denies the idea that Republicans are being targeted. Matt Vanover notes that Illinois had republican governors for 26 years before Blagojevich, so most state employees are likely going to be GOP, anyway.


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