Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama: Staff not involved in Senate seat deals

CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife, rode in his state SUV to the office and sat down at his desk Thursday behind a bust of Lincoln and an American flag to portray "a return to normalcy." It was anything but.

An extraordinary drama built through the day in Chicago as the political establishment of Illinois and the nation lined up against him.

While the governor was working — his spokesman would not say on exactly what — President-elect Barack Obama told a news conference just a couple of blocks away that Blagojevich should go. Obama said he was "appalled and disappointed" over allegations that Blagojevich tried to sell his vacant U.S. Senate seat and insisted there was no involvement by himself or his staff.

Democrat Elected Officials

  • Effingham County Board Distric G-Doug McCain
  • Effingham County Treasurer - Steve Dasenbrock
  • Effingham County Board District C - Karen Luchtefeld

Effingham County Democrats Officers

  • Chairman - Audrey Griffith
  • First Vice Chairman - Dan Niebrugge
  • Second Vice Chairman - Allen Wente
  • Secretary - James Hammer
  • Treasurer - Shirley McEvers