In a direct quote from the interview, Costello is implicated as being part of the alleged conspiracy to sell the Senate seat:
This was never about campaign contributions. What the prosecutor stopped was a political deal where Rahm Emanuel's helping make happen. Congressman Costello possibly could have been involved."
While this is a stunning turn of events in the ongoing corruption re-trial preparation, Jerry Costello's opponent in the upcoming election, Teri Newman, was not surprised by the governor's revelation.
"We ALL know what kind of guy Jerry Costello is" Mrs. Newman stated "and he did give Blagojevich more than fifty thousand dollars from his campaign donations, so it's not a stretch for me to believe that Costello is involved in this case in some way."
The blunt and outspoken Mrs. Newman is posing a serious challenge to the beleaguered Costello who is under fire for his massive tax spending votes, his support of illegal aliens and his support of and vote for Obamacare as well as for accepting close to 3 million dollars in campaign donations in 2000 and 2006 when he ran unopposed for re-election.