Monday, February 23, 2009

What's This About The GOP Senatorial Committee?

A story in yesterday's Louisville Courier Journal included the following:

...[Kentucky's junior senator, Republican Jim]Bunning also reiterated that he would run for re-election in 2010. But he said he doesn't have the ability to raise money like U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who spent more than $20 million in last year's election.

Bunning, who only has about $150,000 in his campaign account, has been criticized because of his inability to raise money.

"I'm not only asking for your support, but if you have a $25 check somewhere, or whatever, you can send it, I'll cash it," he told the group.

He also made a veiled attack on National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn of Texas, criticizing him for not using Senatorial committee funds to help him and conservative Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and David Vitter of Louisiana.

Meanwhile, Bunning noted that the committee is helping moderate senators Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Olympia Snowe of Maine.

The entire story's here.

Can anyone shed light on what Sen. Bunning said about Sen. Cornyn and the National Republican Senatorial Committee?


Anonymous said...


The overall five-year relative pancreatic cancer survival rate for 1995-2001 was 4.6 percent.


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Anonymous said...


Sorry. I should have noted it as off topic.

The speech Sen Bunning made at his fund raiser included his forecast that Judge Ginsberg had a limited time left to live (his estimate - 9 months). It has brought a storm of protest from the folks that view pancreatic cancer as relatively curable. The actual mortality numbers indicate otherwise.


Anonymous said...

I have not seen the Bunning speech though it should have been reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Bunning will have difficulty holding onto his Senate seat - he is perceived as no longer being"up for the job". He would be better off announcing his returement and giving Geoff Davis from northern Kentucky the opportunity to run. Davis is a hard campaigner who has increased his winning percentage in each of his House races despite very stiff competition and Democrat funds targeting him. However, whatever Republican runs for the Senate will have an uphill battle. McConnell's close call was not just a vote against Bush policies, it is the result of the growing strength of a moderate Democrat presence in the state. TO some extent, it will depend on which popular Democrat decides to run as to how close the race will be. Frankly, if Bunning runs, the seat will most likely be captured by a Democrat.