Tuesday, February 24, 2009

He's not budging

by Jamey Dunn
U.S. Sen. Roland Burris ignored U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s call to resign. Durbin says that Burris told him today that he had no plans to resign, and he has not decided whether he will make a bid for the seat in 2010.

Durbin said that he advised Burris to resign because of the controversy surrounding his appointment to the U.S. Senate, and he added that Burris should have “volunteered” information about his fundraising attempts for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich when he testified before the House investigations committee in January. Burris filed an additional affidavit earlier this month that explained some — but not all — of his contacts with Blagojevich advisers prior to his appointment.

“We certainly had asked for more and hoped for more, and we didn’t receive it,” Durbin said.

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