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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 31, 2008 - Three veteran Springfield political observers, men who know Roland Burris personally or have worked for him professionally, think highly of the man who may -- or may not -- inherit the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack ...
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Do you remember the word Bobby Rush used to describe anyone who might question the selection of toothless political hack Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's vacant senatorial seat? Think back. Almost a decade ago. December 2008. Rod Blagojevich was out on parole, having already so badly ...
In the end, Blagojevich appointed someone else. And we learned later the governor had been willing to sell the seat to the highest bidder. The appointee turned out to be so insignificant that I had to Google his name. Roland Burris lasted only 22 months in office, achieving nothing for the people of Illinois.
Roland Burris, who actually got the seat, is now speaking out. "There's gonna be some fallout, politicians make all kind of mistakes," Burris said. Burris became Blagojevich's last-minute choice to fill Obama's seat in 2009, serving for nearly two years until the special election. Burris said he was not surprised ...
Race has long been a part of Chicago and Illinois politics, and Blagojevich ultimately appointed Roland Burris, who is African-American, to the Obama vacancy. Still, the Pritzker-Blagojevich conversation offered a blunt discussion of the calculations of racial politics the public does not normally hear.

Vallas countered, “I haven't talked to Bruce Rauner about funding my campaign.” In 2002, Paul Vallas (center) nearly beat eventual governor Rod Blagojevich in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Here, Vallas prepares to debate Blagojevich (left) and former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris at ...
Roland Burris, who managed Cousins' first campaign for City Council in the mid-1960s and later managed Cousins' unsuccessful campaign for the state Supreme Court. “He always respected the opposition and always was a gentleman.” Cousins, 90, died Jan. 20 at the University of Chicago Medicine, ...
And that was what the conversation was all about.” Ultimately, Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to the Obama Senate vacancy. Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges little more than a month after the conversation with Pritzker. On Wednesday, Pritzker spokesman Galia Slayen responded to Rauner's ad ...
Many Republican leaders have pulled their support from Moore, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, the committee in charge of electing GOP ...
Second of all, there was one outcome far worse than Moore's defeat for the GOP. And that was Moore's victory. For all the talk about an investigation and an expulsion of Senator Moore, we didn't see anything like that with Democratic Senator Roland Burris of Illinois, who should have been expelled in 2009 ...
Roland Burris, D-Ill., for “actions and statements reflecting unfavorably upon the Senate in connection with your appointment to and seating in the Senate.” Burris was appointed by former Illinois Gov. Robert Blagojevich. In its letter to Burris, the committee referenced events that took place before he was ...
Blagojevich went ahead and chose Roland Burris; the Senate seated him and then did not expel him, and Burris served to the end of his term in 2010. In any case, the bottom line is that Republicans don't just have to politely request that Roy Moore bow out of this election. They can commit, right now, that if ...
Scott later went to prison after being convicted on corruption charges. On the Democratic side, former Attorneys General Neil Hartigan and Roland Burris both ran for governor and lost. Indeed, going back all the way to 1900 there are no former attorneys general who have been elected governor in Illinois.
Roland Burris, right, is pictured accepting an appointment to the U.S. Senate from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. ... Roland Burris can sympathize with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who is being considered for a Senate appointment expected soon from a scandal-plagued governor.
Two years after Roland Burris' controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who'd been arrested in a public corruption fraud scheme in Chicago told a federal grand jury that while in office Burris had tried to shake him down in exchange for steering military contracts to his suburban ...
The tomb of the late mayor Harold Washington (which had more visitors than the Confederate Mound, even on Memorial Day), and the not-yet-grave of Roland Burris, Esq. Burris built an elaborate tomb for himself and his wife, declaring himself a “Trail Blazer,” and listing his many achievements. The tomb ...

After a nightmarish two years in Washington, former U.S. Senator Roland Burris is settling back into life in Illinois, trying to rebuild his reputation and retire an $800,000 debt from a legal battle to keep his Senate seat. Still, he told me he does not regret accepting the position from former Gov. Rod Blagojevich ...
Roland Burris still occupies temporary office space in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in a suite far from the floor of the United States Senate, so when the buzzer signalling an imminent vote interrupted his lunch the other day, he put down his plastic soupspoon, left his sandwich untouched, and hustled ...
Afterward, the aspiring legislator stood in the rain outside and declared, “Members of the media, my name is Roland Burris, the junior senator from the State of Illinois.” Not yet, he isn't, although it remained to be seen whether Senator Feinstein's endorsement would sway other senators. The problem for Mr.
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Illinois' current and former senators similarly were spread across the historical index with Mark Kirk (R) at 17, Peter Fitzgerald (R) 24, Carol Moseley Braun (D) 101, Paul Simon (D) 129, Dick Durbin (D) 150, Barack Obama (D) 172 and Roland Burris (D) 238. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Shelbyville, one of the ...
Former Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., who was a lobbyist before his appointment to President Barack Obama's Senate seat, meanwhile, said the bill ...
Democrats tried this in 2009 with Roland Burris, the Democrat appointed by disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who tried to sell ...
I named this principle Roland's Rule, after Illinois politician Roland Burris, who stoically ignored those who demanded that he refuse to accept ...
The most recent occurred in 2009, when Democrat Roland Burris of Illinois was initially refused a Senate membership after then-Gov.
Blagojevich went ahead and chose Roland Burris; the Senate seated him and then did not expel him, and Burris served to the end of his term in ...
On the Democratic side, former Attorneys General Neil Hartigan and Roland Burris both ran for governor and lost. Indeed, going back all the ...
Roland Burris, right, is pictured accepting an appointment to the U.S. Senate from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Two years after Roland Burris' controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who'd been arrested in a public corruption ...
On Memorial Day, Your Ward Room Blogger visited Oak Woods Cemetery to pay respects at the Confederate Mound. The final resting place of ...
Which is not pretend for a great segment we're gonna find out here Kevin for a Roland Burris look at what's going nothing left Libya who have ...
1992 — 25 years ago: Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris announced the appointment of longtime Rock Island attorney Marvin Andich as ...
Rod Blagojevich named Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat. Burris was the subject of ridicule because he had already built a ...
Rod Blagojevich won the Democratic primary for governor against Paul Vallas and the state attorney general at the time, Roland Burris, ...
Roland Burris, right, is pictured accepting an appointment to the U.S. Senate from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Former U.S. Senator and State Comptroller Roland Burris stands next to his painting after it was unveiled on Saturday. 14 other Centralia High ...
Two years after Roland Burris' controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who'd been arrested in a public corruption ...
Roland Burris's Tombstone Boo-Boo ... than the Confederate Mound, even on Memorial Day), and the not-yet-grave of Roland Burris, Esq.
After a nightmarish two years in Washington, former U.S. Senator Roland Burris is settling back into life in Illinois, trying to rebuild his reputation ...
Roland Burris still occupies temporary office space in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in a suite far from the floor of the United States Senate ...
In 2002, in primary election voting Jim Ryan defeated Patrick O'Malley and Corinne Wood for the Republican nomination for governor; Rod Blagojevich upended Paul Vallas and Roland Burris for the Democratic nomination for governor; Rita Garman won the ...
It has long been considered the premier Black higher education institution in the world, with 10,300 students and graduates such as U.S.
Blagojevich started seeking bribes from potential replacements and people like Senator Roland Burris (the winner of the bribe-a-thon) tried to cover up their knowledge of the events.
Roland Burris, was dogged by the scandal during his short tenure in Congress. Burris told U.S. News on Wednesday he believed Strange shouldn't let an imperfect situation influence his aspirations.
Roland Burris, right, is pictured accepting an appointment to the U.S. Senate from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Former Sen. Roland Burris shows his book on July 22, 2015, to Kia Smith, right, a junior from Chicago studying journalism, and Rashionda Carlisle, a senior from Belleville studying social work.
Following Smith were Adlai E. Stevenson III (1970), Alan J. Dixon (1981), Carol Moseley Braun (1993), Peter Fitzgerald (1999), Barack Obama (2005), Roland Burris (2009) and Mark Kirk (2010). By comparison, Durbin's seat has had relatively little ...
By any standard, Obama has been an important, history-making President, but his Senate career was relatively pedestrian. His appointed successor, Roland Burris, served under the taint of the Blagojevich seat-buying scandal. Mark Kirk, who was elected ...
After Smith came Adlai E. Stevenson III (1970), Alan J. Dixon (1981), Carol Moseley Braun (1993), Peter Fitzgerald (1999), Barack Obama (2005), Roland Burris (2009) and Mark Kirk (2010). By comparison, Durbin's seat has had relatively little turnover ...


 

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