It's Official: Burris Won't Run

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 3:06 PM CDT
Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Roland Burris made it official this afternoon: He won't run for a full term next year, the Chicago Tribune reports. “I love serving the people of Illinois,” the current holder of President Obama's old Senate seat said. But “political races have become far too expensive in this country. And in making this decision, I was called to choose between spending my time raising funds or spending my time raising issues for my state.”