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Burris, Illinois senator under ethics probes, throws first fund-raiser on Sunday

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WASHINGTON--Embattled Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) throws his first campaign fund-raiser Sunday afternoon in Chicago at N'Digo, 19 N. Sangamon.

Burris is raising money under the Burris 2010 banner, though it is quite uncertain whether Burris--appointed by the impeached and indicted Gov. Blagojevich--is going to run. Burris is also waiting for permission from the Senate to open a legal expense fund.

Burris is under investigation by the Sangamon County states attorney for perjury related to his testimony before the Illinois House impeachment panel. He is also the subject of a Senate ethics panel probe.

Who's who helping to raise money at the Burris funder:



Host: Tamera Fair

Honorary Host Committee: Ald. Lyle
Ald. Beale, Ald. Hairston, Sen. Trotter, Rep. Constance Howard

Host Committee: Jesse Brown, Steve Burris, Joseph Caldwell, Randall Caldwell, Judith Cothran, Tim King, Joe Moore Jr, Stephen Stern, Guy Summers, Everett White.

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Hmmm...I wonder how much he'd take to go back to Illinois...and, STAY there?

DID ANYBODY SHOW UP?

IT'S LONELY AT THE TOP, THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO BE
VERY SELECTIVE ABOUT WHAT JOBS YOU CHOOSE, AND
WHOM YOU ACCEPT THEM FROM!
ONE GUYS NO ONE SPEAKS TO, AND THE OTHER ONE CAN'T
GO TO COSTA RICA FOR A REALITY SHOW!
LIFE IS A BLANK, ISN'T IT!

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