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Burris Special Election

Burris Asks Supreme Court To Let Him Run In Special Senate Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most unpopular Senators in recent history is hoping to stay in his seat just a little longer. Roland Burris, whose approval ratings have b...

House Panel Blocks Special Election To Oust Burris

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Efforts to remove Roland Burris from the U.S. Senate hit yet another roadblock Wednesday in the Illinois Legislature. A House com...

Special Election For Burris Seat Rejected By State Senate Panel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An effort to oust Democrat Roland Burris from his appointment as a U.S. senator was voted down Thursday by Illinois lawmaker...

Burris Surviving Resignation Calls As Governor Backs Off Special Election

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Roland Burris seems to have weathered the storm. Fellow Democrats are no longer demanding his resignation. The new Illinois ...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

Burris Special Election Blocked By Top Illinois Dems

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A plan to change the way Illinois fills vacant U.S. Senate seats faces a tough road in the state Legislature, despite the ne...

Governor Quinn Calls On Burris To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has called on Senator Roland Burris to resign and for his seat to be filled by a special election. "I think Roland Burris sho...

Schakowsky: Hold Special Election To Replace Burris

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 2/19 State Republican leaders unveiled a proposal Thursday to mandate a special election for Burris' Senate seat in May, with a primary on Apr...

Special Election For Burris Seat Would Be Challenged: Scholar

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A constitutional scholar says there's a possibility the Illinois Legislature could call a special election to replace U.S. Sen. Ro...