SENATE

Burris Out of 2010 Race

Roland Burris, the Illinois senator who was appointed by disgraced ex-governor Rod Blagojevich, announced Friday he will not seek election in 2010 due to a lack of funds. Burris has been seen as a pariah in the Senate since he took over the seat vacated by Barack Obama, and was feared to be an easy target for Republicans in the 2010 race by Democrats. Burris raised less than $1,000 in campaign funds the first three months of 2009.