Running for Senate

Illinois State Treasurer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007553" title="Alexi Giannoulias" href="/topic/business/alexi-giannoulias-PEPLT000007553.topic">Alexi Giannoulias</a> hugs supporter Claire McLendon of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a> Sunday, after announcing that he would run for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the U.S. Senate</a> seat once held by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a> and currently held by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007550" title="Roland Burris" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/roland-burris-PEPLT000007550.topic">Roland Burris</a>.

( Tribune photo by Kuni Takahashi / July 26, 2009 )

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias hugs supporter Claire McLendon of Chicago Sunday, after announcing that he would run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama and currently held by Roland Burris.

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