Friday, February 27, 2009

Bunning Gets Better

Bunning Gets Better

The saga of Jim Bunning gets sillier as his home state paper writes:
Sen. Jim Bunning has reportedly said privately that if he is hindered in raising money for his re-election campaign he is ready with a response that would be politically devastating for Senate Republicans: his resignation.

“I would get the last laugh. Don’t forget Kentucky has a Democrat governor,” one of the sources quoted Bunning as saying.

The implication was that Bunning would allow Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, to appoint his replacement — a move that could give Democrats the 60 votes they need to block Republican filibusters in the Senate.

This after his threat to sue to Republican Senate campaign committee. When you have sources un your own party saying, “It’s not because he’s old and senile," you know it's bad.

Chalk this one Likely Democratic Pickup. The threat to resign might get him just enough McConnell-Cornyn support and money to shut him up and get him through his primary. Seriously, the whole story is a great read.

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