Will Says McConnell Is In A Tough Spot With Bunning

by Gabe Bullard on July 15, 2009

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Click here for full audio of Will’s remarks to the press.

Washington Post columnist George Will visited Louisville yesterday Wednesday to speak to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting.

When asked about Senator Jim Bunning’s pledge to seek a third term, Will said the Republican’s poll numbers are daunting, and suggested that another candidate would stand a better chance against a Democratic challenger.

Will says Bunning’s persistence puts fellow Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in a tough spot, politically.

“Senator McConnell is the leader not just of the Republican Party of Kentucky, but he’s the leader or Republicans in the Senate,” he says. “His first responsibility there is to increase his numbers, hold the seats he’s got and expand them.”

McConnell has so far declined to endorse Bunning’s re-election bid.

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