Posted by Brad @ 3:47 pm on July 28th 2009

The Jim Bunning Saga Comes to an End

Sadly, Jim Bunning announces he will, in fact, not run for reelection.

Ironically, he spent the bulk of his statement blaming Republicans for this, who said he wasn’t going to run for reelection so much (and goddamn liars they were, says Bunning) that it dried up his fund-raising, which makes it impossible to run for a third term.

Dailykos is hoping he goes nuclear and fulfills an early anti-campaign promise.

The Kentucky Republican suggested that possible scenario at a campaign fundraiser for him on Capitol Hill earlier this week, according to three sources who asked not to be identified because of the politically sensitive nature of Bunning’s remarks.

The implication, they said, 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.

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

Too bad, in any case. I was enjoying this saga greatly

1 Comment »

  1. Your link is broken.

    I seem to remember saying he wouldn’t be allowed to run again.

    Comment by Adam — 7/29/2009 @ 10:49 pm

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