Calling it the lesser of two evils, former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning surprised political observers when he said he regreted endorsing Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in the 2010 Senate race. The surly baseball Hall of Famer recently gave a nod to state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington to succeed retiring Congressman Geoff Davis, but indicated he’s been… Continue reading Bunning Regrets Endorsing Paul
Congressman Geoff Davis and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning announced they are backing Republican congressional candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington in the crowded primary race for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District seat. The two endorsements are a needed boost for Webb-Edgington’s campaign, which trails third in fundraising behind Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore and Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas… Continue reading Davis, Bunning Endorse Webb-Edgington for Congress
Bunning criticized the healthcare overhaul law. He said he believes it’s unconstitutional. He then said the recently-passed financial overhaul package is insufficient.
By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio It’s rare for Kentucky politics to draw international attentlon, but the BBC is among news outlets covering the state’s U.S. Senate race. Last July, after struggling to raise money, U.S. Senator Jim Bunning ended speculation over his bid for a third term by withdrawing from the campaign. His departure… Continue reading Kentucky GOP Senate Race Draws Attention
By Elizabeth Kramer This year’s open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Senator Jim Bunning has Kentucky Democrats brimming with hope that this could be their year to have one of their own on that side of that ruling body for the first time in more than a decade. With the primary election only… Continue reading Primary Senate Race Fires Up Democrats
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is in western Kentucky today for the 129th Fancy Farm Picnic. Now that he’s Gov. Steve Beshear’s running mate for 2011, this is one of the mayor’s first chances to make an impression on voters outside of the Louisville area. Abramson was relaxed, smiling and… Continue reading New Faces At Fancy Farm
In 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.
As Congress works out details this week on a proposed credit plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Kentucky’s junior senator says he’s wholly opposed to the idea. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has been pushing the legislation, which is expected to come to a vote this week. The proposal would allow the government to… Continue reading Kentucky's Bunning Opposes Fannie/Freddie Rescue Plan