U.S. Senator Roland Burris: A Democratic official says Burris will not run for a full Senate term in 2010. The source says Burris has begun informing Democratic officials about his decision. The official spoke anonymously because Burris had yet to announce his decision publicly.
Sneed has learned U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has decided NOT to seek election to the seat he fought the government to keep.
Sen. Burris is planning to announce his decision Friday by issuing a statement to the press. But heâ€™s reportedly not planning to field any questions from the press.
The decision by Burris was based on his inability to raise campaign funds; campaign disclosures with the Federal Election Commission are expected to be filed next week…and he has reportedly only raised approximately $20,000
A source tells Sneed that Burris, who was appointed to Barack Obamaâ€™s senate seat by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been very concerned about his legacy.
â€œAfter 20 years in government service, Burris didnâ€™t want the last four months in office to be that legacy,â€ said a source.
So, after all of that Blagojevich mess, Roland Burris is out anyway.
Looks like the Illinois GOP might be able to make a competitive race next year for Obama’s former Senate seat.
Stay tuned, because Burris has not formally announced his intentions.
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