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10/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Blago Wants Cuban To Own Cubs

Gov. Blagojevich is pulling for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to own the Cubs.

The Gov. to RedEye:

Mark Cuban is a great American success story, self-made, had built his business up and has been so successful that he has now gone and has sort of indulged some of the things that he loves to do ... I think he would be the kind of an owner who in many ways would be like a new generation George Steinbrenner and would expect to put a competitive team on the field every year.

The exuberant internet billionaire is one of five bidders for the Cubs.