WASHINGTON--Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will run for another term in 2014, I'm told, and is ramping up for a campaign with five fund-raisers here in the next two weeks.
Durbin is in absolutely no rush to make any official announcement and his core supporters have understood for some time that he will seek re-election, I'm told.
Durbin has held more than 20 fund-raisers since November and as of Dec. 31 had $2,590,707 cash-on-hand in his campaign fund.
Starting in early April, Durbin will step up his political travel, I'm told, speaking around the country for other Democrats and for himself.
Durbin, 68, the Senate Assistant Majority Leader, was first elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving in the House between 1982 and 1996.
Durbin has no opponent on the horizon--either for a Democratic primary or a Republican. Illinois Republicans who are looking for statewide races are far more interested so far in running for governor.