Gov. Pat Quinn calls on Burris to resign. Fill vacancy by election, not appointment.

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BY CHRIS FUSCO

Chicago Sun-Times Staff Reporter

CHICAGO–Gov. Quinn this morning called on his good friend Roland Burris to resign his U.S Senate seat.

“There’s just too much of a cloud of controversy over the appointment process,” Quinn said.

Quinn said he supports a bill to fill U.S. Senate vacancies with a temporary appointee by the governor and special primary and special general election within 115 days.

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