Burris keeping low profile before return to D.C.

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Embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is keeping a low profile in Illinois before returning to Washington. Burris spokesman Jim O’Connor says the senator is in Chicago now but plans to be in Washington on Tuesday for the joint session of Congress.

Embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is keeping a low profile in Illinois before returning to Washington. Burris spokesman Jim O’Connor says the senator is in Chicago now but plans to be in Washington on Tuesday for the joint session of Congress. It’ll be Burris’ first appearance in the nation’s capital since he acknowledged trying to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich while seeking the Senate appointment. Blagojevich is charged with trying to sell President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, although he’s denied any wrongdoing. Burris has resisted calls for his resignation. He met Sunday with about 50 black ministers. The Rev. Leonard Barr says the group urged Burris to stay put. Another minister told The Associated Press last week that some clergy wanted Burris to resign. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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