As we've anticipated for weeks, Roland Burris isn't going away quietly, regardless of the damage he might do to the Democrats, or to Alexi Giannoulias's chances to win election to the U.S. Senate.
Illinois Sen. Roland Burris is moving ahead with a legal challenge to a judge’s decision blocking new candidates from filing to run in a special election for the final months of President Barack Obama’s old Senate term.
Burris filed a notice Wednesday evening indicating that he will appeal U.S. District Judge John Grady’s ruling that the parties’ nominees for the Nov. 2 general election would automatically be placed on the ballot as nominees for a special election to serve between Election Day and the start of the next Congress.
That decision would make Democratic state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Rep. Mark Kirk the major-party candidates in a special. But Burris wants the option of running for the seat himself, in order to serve an additional few weeks in his appointed office.
I guess maybe President Obama should have said a few words to Senator Burris when Obama jetted in to save Alexi's fundraising bacon. But, then, since when has Burris ever listed to anyone?
That's what I've been counting on...
h/t Capitol Fax Blog