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Democrat: Blagojevich "Called Our Bluff" On Senate Pick

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First Posted: 02/09/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

CNN:

Senate Democrats have no choice but to change their tone about Roland Burris becoming a U.S. senator because Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich "called our bluff" in appointing someone over their objections, a senior Democratic congressional source conceded Wednesday.

"We tried to send a political signal to Blagojevich that we would not seat someone he appointed. He called our bluff, in a reckless way," the Democratic source said.

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