Burris Won't Quit, but Vows Not to Run in '10

Senator pitches compromise to Durbin to quell calls for ouster
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2009 11:57 AM CST
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, has called on Sen. Roland Burris to resign.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Roland Burris won’t resign as senator in the wake of allegations he traded campaign donations for his appointment by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich—or at least that’s what Burris will tell fellow Illinois Dem Dick Durbin today, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. But sources say Burris will pledge not to seek re-election next year, which is perhaps enough to get the heat turned down, at least temporarily.