WASHINGTON (CNN) – Even as he faces calls to resign from fellow Democrats, Illinois Sen. Roland Burris has been covering all of the bases for 2010 – just in case.
A spokesperson for Burris said Monday that the Web site supportburris.com was launched soon after the Democrat was seated in the Senate. The site allows supporters to submit donations to support Burris for re-election in 2010, even though the senator hasn’t made any definitive plans about the race just yet, according to the spokesperson.
The site appears to be in its very skeletal stages. In addition to soliciting donations, the site allows visitors to sign-up for e-mails, to sign up to volunteer for the senator’s campaign, and to share the site with a friend.
It also contains a biography of Burris and some information about his immediate family. Other pages on the site “Accomplishments,” “Endorsements,” “Issues,” “Legislation,” and several pages intended to be dedicated to press coverage of Burris and publication of photos and videos by his campaign – are all empty at this time.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Patrick Quinn have both recently said they believed Burris should resign his Senate seat. Their comments followed his revelation that Burris had engaged in unsuccessful efforts to raise money for Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois who was removed from office after being impeached, while the governor was considering him as a possible Senate replacement for President Barack Obama.