Bunning Won't Run In 2010

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning says he won’t seek a third term in 2010, citing a lack of campaign funds. Bunning, in a statement released by his office Monday, said his relatively light campaign warchest is the result of an effort by Senate Republican leaders to dry up his fundraising. It’s a complaint Bunning repeated often… Continue reading Bunning Won't Run In 2010

Senate Candidates Report Fundraising Totals

Thanks to Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky reports that he raised just over $300,000 during the second quarter of this year for his re-election bid. That’s less than half the money raised by fellow Republican and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who may run for Bunning’s seat.… Continue reading Senate Candidates Report Fundraising Totals

Rand Paul To Make Decision Soon On Senate Run

Thanks to Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio/WMKY, Morehead Bowling Green eye surgeon Rand Paul says he’ll decide before August 20 if he’ll enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2010, regardless of whether incumbent Republican Jim Bunning remains a candidate for re-election. “I have publicly said that I do not wish to run against… Continue reading Rand Paul To Make Decision Soon On Senate Run

Bunning "Not Suprised" Williams Won't Oppose Him In 2010

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says he’s not surprised that state Senate President David Williams has decided not run against him in the 2010 Republican primary. Williams had earlier said he was considering a run for the office, but announced Monday he would not challenge Bunning, who is seeking a third term. Bunning told… Continue reading Bunning "Not Suprised" Williams Won't Oppose Him In 2010

Bunning Continues Criticism Of McConnell

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says it would be accurate to characterize his relationship with fellow Republican Senator Mitch McConnell as strained. Bunning says he and McConnell have been at odds since McConnell tried to persuade him not to seek a third term next year. “I said no to him, and he doesn’t like… Continue reading Bunning Continues Criticism Of McConnell

Bunning, McConnell To Attend Louisville GOP Dinner

Kentucky Republicans will gather Saturday evening in Louisville for the annual GOP State Lincoln Day Dinner. This year’s event is getting increased attention because of the unfolding drama of the 2010 U.S. Senate race. There’s been speculation that incumbent Jim Bunning will use the occasion to announce his retirement and pass the baton to his… Continue reading Bunning, McConnell To Attend Louisville GOP Dinner

Bunning To Retire?

Kentucky Secretary of State Tray Greyson has announced that he has formed a committee to explore a possible run for the U.S. Senate next year.     Such a move allows candidates to raise money and enlist support for a potential election bid. The Senate seat is currently held by Grayson’s political mentor, Republican Jim Bunning. Grayson… Continue reading Bunning To Retire?

Bunning Says Fundraising Improving

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says fundraising for his re-election bid is picking up and he doesn’t think he’ll need as much money as originally thought to win a third term in office next year. The Republican told reporters Tuesday that two recent fundraisers in Kentucky brought in about $125,000. Still, for an incumbent,… Continue reading Bunning Says Fundraising Improving

Kentucky Gov. Office: Mongiardo Endorsement Legal

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Did a recent political endorsement issued by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear violate state and federal campaign laws? Page One, a political blog in Louisville, says it did, but the governor’s office disagrees. Last Friday, Governor Steve Beshear endorsed Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo’s Democratic campaign for the U-S Senate seat… Continue reading Kentucky Gov. Office: Mongiardo Endorsement Legal