March 2nd, 2009
02:44 PM ET
13 years ago

Burris' 2010 Web site

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Burris has a Web site to help with his 2010 re-election bid - should he decide to undertake one."]
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 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.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. arithmetic is liberal

    That joker needs to go! But Burris has superglued himself to his seat.

    I can't wait for the heavy duty solvent of the 2010 elections.

    March 2, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Ryan Indianapolis


    March 2, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. the panther La, Ca

    whats so bad about raising money for a candidate? he wasn't inferring illegal ideas...

    March 2, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. bridgette

    I think they are all crooks. He just was friends with the wrong crook.

    March 2, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. Shane


    March 2, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. Purnell Kankakee IL.


    March 2, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. pete

    Now Bozo has to be in those pages somewhere.

    March 2, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. Small business owner in Boston

    Burris = Blago = Emanuel = Rezko =Obama

    What do they all have in common?

    All of them are liars or thieves from Chicgo.

    March 2, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  9. J.L.

    I gotta say there is something really wrong with Roland Burris... has a serious case of narcissism, more interested in his own legacy than anything else. Willing to do anything so that he can chisel in another achievement on his mausoleum without caring about the repercussions.

    March 2, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    What an overinfalted ego! Resign you idiot!

    March 2, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. David Ferguson

    I thought one of the conditions of Burris being seated at all was his pledge not to run in 2010? Regardless, with his ever changing story in regards to his contacts with the governor, I don't think he has a chance in heck of winning.

    March 2, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  12. Carolyn Jones

    What an Idiot.....its time to go home and stay there Burris; You are too "full of your self to be in politics" – Stop adding to you plot!! No one will care when you gone

    March 2, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  13. Mike O'Brien

    Roland Burris is a joke ! I want even call him a Senator from Illinois. The great state of Illinois.., kick him out and find someone better. You have taken enough 'abuse'. All Roland Burris thinks about is himself.., life at his tombstone ! You can do better. Mike in Montana

    March 2, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  14. Zach K

    Let him run.

    He'll just lose in a landslide during the 2010 Democratic Primary. 🙂

    March 2, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  15. bsmith171

    is he obama's father?

    March 2, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. The Blessed One

    He just wasted all that money on a website.... what a shame.

    March 2, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  17. texas teacher

    Find another Democrat to fill that space! I don't care if he is black, white or green just as long as s/he is qualified! And to be qualified, s/he should have NO connection with Blago!

    March 2, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  18. bill

    Go away Burris Go away

    March 2, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |