Monday, July 13, 2009

Burris won't seek full Senate term

Senator Roland Burris, whose was appointed by Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama's vacant seat, announced he would not seek a full term in 2010.

A former Illinois attorney general and the first black elected to statewide office, Burris would have been the weakest candidate in next year's Senate race in the state, said Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at UIS.

Redfield's quotes were in a July 10, 2009, article on Reuters.

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