Demonstrations are were held across Kentucky Tuesday to urge Senator Jim Bunning to stop blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. At a rally in Louisville, about 50 demonstrators criticized the senator for his actions.
Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning’s blockage last week of an extension of jobless benefits is unlikely to be felt by any recipients of those benefits this coming week.
Kentucky Senators Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell were on the losing side of a vote today on an amendment to grant citizens with concealed weapons permits in their home state the right to carry those concealed weapons in other states.
Washington Post columnist George Will visited Louisville yesterday Wednesday to speak to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting.
Todd County businessman Bill Johnson joins Bunning and retired engineer Roger Thoney as declared candidates in the GOP primary. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Bowling Green optometrist Rand Paul have both expressed interest in the job, but they say they won’t run unless Bunning drops out.
Williams told reporters at the GOP Lincoln Dinner in Louisville Saturday night, if Bunning stays in the race and continues to have trouble raising funds, then “Someone will have to take him on.”
With the formation of Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s exploratory committee, national media has started a “Bunning Campaign Death Watch” of sorts.
Stats wizard Nate Silver at 538.com has weighed in on Senator Jim Bunning’s chances for re-election now that Secretary of State Trey Grayson has formed an exploratory committee.
After Bruce Lunsford’s unsuccessful attempt to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell last November, Kentucky Democrats began focusing on how they could win the commonwealth’s other Senate seat, held by the GOP’s Jim Bunning.
In the run up to the Olympics, local activists are asking U.S. Senators to urge China to help alleviate the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Kentuckiana Interfaith Taskforce on Darfur has joined more than 30 human rights organizations calling on Senators John McCain and Barack Obama to co-sponsor a Senate… Continue reading Local Group Wants Senators to Act on Darfur before Olympics