Our Michael Sneed reports that the embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris will not seek election in 2010. Late last year, Burris was controversially appointed to President Obama's vacant seat by the now-ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich just after Blagojevich was charged with with trying to sell it. In February, the Sun-Times revealed Burris gave misleading testimony before a state impeachment panel as well as misleading public statements about the extent of his contacts with Blagojevich's fund-raising operation. The revelation launched a U.S. Senate ethics probe as well as a state criminal perjury probe. A Downstate prosecutor ultimately declined to pursue perjury charges.
Read Sneed: Burris won't run