Illinois U-S Senator Dick Durbin of Springfield says he’s planning on running for a fourth term. Senator Durbin has been serving in the U-S Senate since 1997.
DURBIN: I like this job. And I’m honored to represent Illinois, and I’m doing some of the most important work of my life
Durbin was recently part of the bipartisan group of 8 senators who worked on immigration legislation. He’s also been involved in the gun control debates -co-sponsoring a bill on gun trafficking restrictions. Before his time in the Senate, Durbin was a member of the House of Representatives. The Democrat says he’s planning on making a formal announcement about his candidacy eventually, but until then he’s…
DURBIN: planning, making every plan to do that, putting together the campaign, raising the money.
If elected in 2014, the number two senate leader would be one of the longest serving members of the Illinois delegation.