Sen. Dick Durbin will run for re-election for 2014, the Senator told NBC Chicago Saturday.
“I love my job,” he said. “I feel strong, healthy and it’s great to have a President who knows where to find Illinois. I’ll be able to help in the Senate and bring some jobs to this state.”
The senator's re-election bid alleviates some national concerns for his party after four democratic senators announced retirement plans.
Durbin, 68, is the U.S. Senate's second most-powerful Democrat, a position he's held since 2007. A successful re-election bid would put him in Washington through 2020.
Though he did not give an exact date for when he will formally announce his run, the senator said it will be soon.