Challengers Outpace Illinois Sen. Burris — Who Raised Just $845

Posted April 16, 2009 at 6:32pm
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Roland Burris (Getty)

The tenuous 2010 election prospects of appointed Illinois Democratic Sen. Roland W. Burris couldn’t be dramatized more starkly than the fundraising numbers his campaign released Thursday. He raised just $845 in the first three months of 2009.

Burris wasn’t a candidate or even a senator for the entire first quarter — he’s only been in the Senate since mid-January.  

In addition to that tiny pool of receipts, the campaign reported more than $111,000 in debts.