Blago appointee donated $83,000 to campaign
Gov. Rod Blagojevich has appointed a Bloomington attorney who donated more than $83,000 to his campaign to the University of Illinois' Board of Trustees.
David V. Dorris, 57, his wife and law firm have also contributed nearly $202,000 to other candidates and political causes in Illinois since 1995, according to the State Board of Elections.
(And here's the punch line...)
Blagojevich spokeswoman Rebecca Rausch said political contributions were not a factor in Dorris' appointment.
"We examine each candidate for an appointment on their merits, on their work experience and any other experience that may be relevant to the position that we are considering them for," Rausch said on Friday.