The charges included trying to pad his campaign fund by attempting to sell off President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat, demanding a campaign contribution from a children's hospital executive in return for state funding, and even trying to force the firing of Chicago Tribune writers. [...] on the eve of the Senate vote, he made a final statement, but remained defiant.
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