Selling Senate Seats

Profitting From Governor Scandal

By WEEK Reporter
By Denise Jackson

July 15, 2010 Updated Dec 31, 2008 at 9:31 PM CDT

One local shopping center has used the plight of Governor Blagojevich as a marketing pitch for its products.
Now, a Metro Centre jeweler hopes to make a profit off selling senate seats.

If you shopped there during the holiday season you may have noticed signs with the slogan "we sell everything but senate seats".
That was the case until recently when Pettet Jewelry storeowner Brad Pettet decided to make senate seat charms for sale with a donation.

"There's not use sitting around going oh jeez you know Illinois politics it's so depressing. Because everybody I've mentioned it to so far just thinks it's hysterica", Pettet said.

The senate seat charms will be available in sterling silver, gold and platinum.
The lowest donation accepted will be for 35–dollars which will get a sterling silver charm.

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