Rod Blagojevich (, born December 10, 1956) is an American former television personality, and politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction and removal from office in 2009.
A Democrat, Blagojevich was a state representative before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat to win the office since Dan Walker's victory 30 years earlier. Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office for corruption; he solicited bribes for political appointments, including Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat after Obama was elected president in 2008, and was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Wikipedia