July 19, 2009 (CHICAGO) --A spokesman says that State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will make a formal announcement sometime next week about plans to run for the United States Senate.Giannoulias is not yet an official candidate, but he picked up another endorsement Sunday. Congressman Mike Quigley threw his support behind the Democrat. Quigley joins a growing list of elected leaders supporting Giannoulias.
The Senate seat has been mired in controversy since former Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to the post. Burris recently announced he will not run for a full term.