Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), who was removed from office early last year after he was arrested on federal corruption charges, is not ruling out another run for political office.

Blagojevich was ousted after his arrest, which rested in part on allegations that he attempted to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat, but said that he'd like to hold office despite the fact he is set to go on trial in June.


“I believe in great comebacks," he said on Fox Business Network on Friday after he was asked about running for office again. "Yes, I’m not ruling myself out as someone who is going to come back and be the guy I was before."

But if he wants to launch another campaign, he would likely have to do so in another state. The Illinois State Senate's unanimous vote to remove him from office included a provision that bars the ex-governor from ever holding office in the state again. 

In the meantime, Blagojevich, who is also known for his outsize personality, is a contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."

Cross-posted to the Briefing Room