It is a good thing to pay attention to The Hill and the The Fix, sometimes they get the goods on our statewide races. The Hill confirms what everyone had been saying anyway, that the GOP in Washington are trying to figure out a way to push Bunning aside.
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) barely held onto his seat five years ago, and some are questioning whether he’ll run again in 2010.
Several Republican sources tell The Hill that GOP figures are considering how to urge Bunning to forgo another campaign as they reach the conclusion he would lose the race. The Hill
The Hill reports that Bunning only has $175,000 in the bank. If he is really running for this office why isn't he cashing some huge GOP checks?
Lt.Governor Daniel Mongiardo is leading the pack of potential Democratic challenger's next year. Conway and Luallen are also echoing Mongiardo's opinion of Bunning's lack of work in the Senate.
“Kentucky deserves two U.S. senators that are working day and night,” Mongiardo told The Hill. “Sen. Bunning has not even been [in Washington] for votes.” The Hill
Bunning, Conway says, “hasn’t cast a prominent figure up there on the Hill. He’s repeatedly been ranked on the lower tier of senators in terms of effectiveness.
“Kentucky is ready for a different generation of leadership.”
“We need leadership in Washington that is more focused on our problems at home and is more attentive to what’s going on at home,” Luallen said. The Hill
I think at this moment in time Trey Grayson would be the likely consensus Republican candidate but I am still hearing through the grapevine that former Lt.Governor Steve Pence is thinking about a run. I don't believe it and have not been able to confirm anything, so this point it is bull in my book.