05/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Giannoulias Raises $1.1M For Senate Bid In 28 Days

He's still just at the "exploratory committee" stage, but Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has already raised $1.1 million in the 28 days since he announced he was "exploring" a run for U.S. Senate.

He is eyeing the seat formerly held by his friend and basketball court partner, President Obama.

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