After only a few months in office, Roland Burris has decided not to seek reelection in 2010. The decision is based on numerous factors, but probably the greatest of which is the fact that he has only raised $20,000 for his campaign, which is enough to only purchase local position in Chicago politics. It takes millions to buy a senate seat, as several people found out last fall when Obama's was up for grabs.
Republicans ought not get too excited though. The odds of the people of Illinois placing a Republican in his vacant seat are about as good as the odds of the vacancy not being sold to the highest Democratic bidder.
60 Democrats - 1 Democrat + 1 Democrat = 60 Democrats.
Start chipping away at the weak senators now and we might have a chance to bring balance back to the senate where only only trillion dollar checks have been present.