Long time Illinois pol, Roland Burris, will be the next Senator from Illinois according to Chicago Breaking News.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected today to name former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.
The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell the post, sources familiar with the decision said.
Shortly after Obama’s Nov. 4 victory, Burris made known his interest in an appointment to the Senate but was never seriously considered, according to Blagojevich insiders. But in the days following Blagojevich’s arrest, and despite questions over the taint of a Senate appointment, Burris stepped up his efforts to win the governor’s support.
Crazy like a fox or just crazy? Anyway, let’s see what Harry Reid does. Reid said he wouldn’t seat anyone named by Blago, but will Reid turn down an Illinois icon?
More: Burris has a history with Blago – Hey it’s a Chicago thing.