Durbin: Race Factored in Burris Seating


The Senator says in radio interview that racial considerations were at play in the decision to seat Blago’s appointment.

Says Rep. Rush “made strong statements along those (racial) lines. They were painful and hurtful, and it became part of this calculation.”

Plus: NYT: “For all the jockeying, rarely has a political race been so packed with peculiar uncertainties that would complicate any campaign…”

And: WSJ on how “the tainted Illinois political machine has left a vacuum in the race to fill Rahm Emanuel’s congressional seat.”

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