Bunning Insists He Will Seek Third Term

by Gabe Bullard on April 16, 2009

Senator BunningIn a speech to the Rotary Club of Louisville Thursday, U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky said he will not be deterred in his bid for re-election.

No other high-profile Republicans have entered the Senate race, but last week, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway filed to run in the primary against Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo, who has raised $429,000 since entering the race in February.

Bunning reported this week that he raised just over $262,000 during the first three months of the year.  His relatively low campaign account has raised questions about whether he will continue to seek re-election, but Bunning says he’s in for the duration.

“I’m running for a third term,” he says. “I haven’t convinced everybody in Kentucky of that yet. But I’m trying.”

Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson has said he will run for Bunning’s seat if the senator drops out, as has Bowling Green activist Rand Paul. State Senate President David Williams has also expressed interest in entering the primary.

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Robert April 17, 2009 at 11:50 am

Dr. Rand Paul is the real deal. He understands that our mess has been caused by politicians from both parties for the last forty years and. Furthermore he knows that Americans don’t need more government spending and intrusion into our lives…we need our Liberty back! The moment he announces for the US Senate, the nationwide grassroots money bomb from across the Republic will start and any other Republican primary challengers will be quickly outpaced in just the first few days of fundraising.


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